FUTA, IUSF protest marches start

24 September 2012 06:06 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The protest marches organized by university academics and undergraduates urging the government to protect the state university system and free education, started from Kandy and Galle a short while ago.

Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) commenced their protest march from the Galle Fort while the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) started their protest march from the Peradeniya University.

Both protest marches are due to reach Colombo by September 28. (LaknaParanamanna)

  Comments - 8

  • nalin Monday, 24 September 2012 11:17 AM

    you are asking money from us , because president will not give anything from his salary. therefore please keep in your mind ! You demanding money from us ?????

    Junior Citizen Monday, 24 September 2012 11:37 AM

    they are the intelectual community- so we believe them-To safe gaurd University system and Free Education ?- MY fOOT ! - The highest paid in the island- wants salary increases.- holding the poor A/L children and univ students to RANSOM

    Lal Monday, 24 September 2012 11:39 AM

    What an idiotic comment! You are an insult to your alma mater, if you ever had any!

    Academic Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:39 AM

    Highest paid IN THE ISLAND? Please tell us of these HIGH numbers! Nevermind the island, can you at least show if they are the highest paid in the public sector? No! Central Bank employees have the same qualifications and experience, but they are paid DOUBLE of what university academics are paid. Do your research before you talk!

    The only other graduates who are paid less than university academics are teachers! NOW WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE WHOLE EDUCATION SECTOR IN THIS COUNTRY OF "FREE EDUCATION"? The lowest paid (graduate) public servants are those in the education sector! And we boast of having a free education sector.

    SUPPORT THE DEMAND FOR 6% OF GDP FOR EDUCATION. This fight is for your children and the future of education in this country.

    Cynic Monday, 24 September 2012 06:09 AM

    Suba gaman. We need courageous Sri Lankans like these academics to challenge at the gate.

    Senaka Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:49 AM

    You are correct Junior Citizen. Whole world now knows who is behind this strike.

    Hal Monday, 24 September 2012 06:27 AM

    That is good one. Let us see how the police react to this and the one in Kollupitiya.

    dasdas Monday, 24 September 2012 10:23 AM

    all the best


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