President halts appointments and promotions of edu. ministry

25 July 2018 06:29 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to temporarily halt the decision taken by the education ministry to provide appointments and promotions to employees in the education sector based on political victimization, the Presidential Media Unit said.

It said in a statement that the President had taken the decision after a discussion with the Prime Minister over the phone.

The President had discussed the matter with the trade union leaders, who protested against the Education Ministry’s decision today at the Presidential Secretariat.

The President and the trade union leaders had reached at decisions to temporarily halt proposed promotions and appointments and to appoint a committee comprising of senior officials attached to the Government Administrative Service and Education Administrative Service to look into the list of those selected for the promotions and appointments.

Meanwhile, the scheduled Trade Union action by the Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) had been temporarily called-off following discussions with the President.

CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said around 300,000 teachers and Principals attached to the union had decided to launch an islandwide strike action today against the move by the Government to reappoint nearly 1014 individuals based on grounds related to political vengeance.

  Comments - 6

  • City Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:04 PM

    We knew it when the TU's were meeting MS. as usual committee appointed.

    GH Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:12 PM

    Most of the teachers attached to the government schools have no proper qualifications the subject they are assigned for, therefore, it should be studied thoroughly whether the persons listed for promotions are really victimized politically?

    Hora Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:32 PM

    Great achievement by Teacher's Union after long time. Big slap to MoE on his efforts to give appointments to his political henchmen.

    Nasa Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:29 AM

    You strike or not students are in tuition cĺasses.

    Lanki Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:13 AM

    As usual President has surrendered to those who strike or threaten to strike. He is the reason why GMOA is so strong today. Back bone less President

    jayantha Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:41 AM

    Not oly this there are lot of corruptions too .like wise BOC Interview Board selections committee had selected less qualified applicant than qualified applicant. MAY GOD BLESS SRI LANKA

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