In an attempt to address the grievances of university lecturers, the government recently introduced several solutions based on an agreement which had been reached between both parties.
The strike which was launched by university lecturers lasted nearly 100 days
during which lecturers urged the government to resolve their salary issue & called for a 6% allocation for education off the countries gross domestic product.
However at present a delay is being experienced regarding the governments assurances.
Deputy Chairman of the Federation of University Teachers Association Venerable Dambara Amila Thero expressing his views to our news team stated that the government's eagerness to end the strike had waned at present.
When inquired by Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayeke in this regard
he noted that all measures have been implemented to hold discussions with the FUTA within the next 3 days.
Meanwhile Chairman of the Inter University Trade Union Federation, R.M. Chandrapala charges that the salary issue of university non academic staff
still remains unaddressed by the government.
Speaking further he noted that concerns in this regard would be raised during discussions with the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance in the near future.
Minister S.B. Dissanayeke meanwhile expressed the following views to our news team in this regard.