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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 - 13:08
Tug of war between trade unions and the ministry regarding teachers' sick leave
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Representatives of 16 Teacher and Principal trade unions engaged in trade union action by taking sick leave today based on 6 demands.

The Lanka Teachers Union stated that a large number of teachers have not reported to work today.

General Secretary of the Lanka Teachers Union Joseph Stalin stated that the trade union action will conclude by days end and that if no solutions are provided to the demands made a continuous trade union action will be launched.

Upon inquiry by our news team, the deputy minister of education Vijith Wijayamuni stated that school activities have not been affected despite the strike.

The Geological and Mines Bureau state that a special investigation has been launched with regard to the slight tremors that were reported throughout the week in several regions of the Ampara district.

The chairman of the Geological and Mines Bureau N. P. Wijayananda stated that attention is being paid to a number of factors that could cause these tremors.

Tremors have been reported in the Dewala-hinda, Galkanda and Wadina-gala regions of the Ampara district and the latest tremor was reported yesterday.

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