The Teacher-Principal Joint Committee today engaged in a foot walk
urging the government to immediately address six of its demands including the eradication of salary anomalies.
The foot walk which commenced from near the Borella Ayurveda Junction roundabout came to a halt before the Ministry of Education in Baththaramulla.
During the commencement of the foot walk a tense verbal volley erupted between police and protesters.
Subsequently protesters attempts to handover an epistle to the Minister of Education was thwarted since the minister was reportedly engaged in a media briefing at the ministry.
Addressing the media subsequent to a failed attempt Chairman of the Ceylon teacher Services Union Joseph Stallin asserted that more rigorous measures would be resorted to by his union, if officials do make haste to present them with an opportunity for a meeting.
However during a media briefing which was held at the premises of the Ministry of education, Subject Minister Bandula Gunawardhana noted a report in this regard had been submitted to the Salaries & Carder Commission followed by discussions held with all relevant stake holders.
Moreover Minister Bandula Gunawardhana speaking further added that matters such as addressing parliament, filing answers & trade union issues would be here after addressed by the deputy subject minister.