The Federation of University Teachers Alliance has agreed to join Secretary to the Ministry of Finance P.B. Jayasundara at the discussion table on Monday.
Deputy Chairman of the FUTA, Venerable Dambara Amila Thero speaking to our news team noted that Association remains hopeful that they would be able to reach a consensus with ministry officials concerning issues pertaining to remuneration & subsidies allocated for educational purposes.
Meanwhile the Cabinet of Ministers recently introduced a set of proposals in a bid to resolve the grievances of university lecturers.
However talks held in this regard held at the Ministry of Economic Development yesterday ended in stalemate with officials from both sides failing to reach common ground.
Cabinet spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella meanwhile expressed these views at a recently held cabinet decision media briefing with concern to the set of proposals which were intimated to parliament.
Deputy Chairman of the FUTA, Venerable Dambara Amila Thero had this to say in reply to Minister Rambukwella's statement.