Meeting with Basil successful-FUTA

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The meeting between Minister Basil Rajapaksa and the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) was successfully concluded this evening, the FUTA said.

President of the association Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri told Daily Mirror online that they will ‘most probably’ take a decision about their current trade union action after the scheduled meeting with Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B.Jayasundare on Monday. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • Fedrickjanz Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:05 AM

    Without any single publications in international indexed journals, professor salary and title used by more than 94% of Sri Lankan Professors. Sri Lanka has the lowest qualified Professors in terms of any international professor indicators. Even in Sudan, Ethiopia and PNG need 15 international high end indexed journal articles to consider as professor. But in Sri Lankan profs do not know what in high end indexed…etc. Therefore they deserve very less salary

    Senaka Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:31 AM

    You are correct parent !

    izaawa Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:35 AM

    Doctors total package is anyway much better and higher than university teachers. Through the 3 months long much sacrificed struggle of FUTA, all who did not understand why government should not cut down funds allocated to state education, will learn the bitter lesson by themselves within next 5 to 10 years. At least FUTA has tried its best teach this to the nation

    izaawa Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:45 AM

    It is very unfortunate that many people are very selfish. After coming up through the free education, now you think that it is a obstacle for the economic development of the country. Biggest obstacle for the economic development is the corruption (which is more than the money spent on education by the entire nation). See examples of developed countries with free education.

    Free Thinker Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:40 AM

    Oh... and you are going to teach the university students? Even if the only outcome of this trade union action is them getting a higher salary its worth it. I am telling this because at the moment as a 'just passes out' student from the Engineering Faculty of Moratuwa, I'm getting a higher salary than my teachers back at the uni. People who go for PhD's wont return to this county if they cant live a comfortable life (compared their students!)

    Jena Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:55 AM

    why on earth Basil came in to action here ? wat does he have to do with higher education ministry ? So is this FUTA Vs Rajapakshe family ?? Pathetic!

    yapa Sunday, 07 October 2012 01:20 AM

    Basil should now take over Higher Education Ministry.There is some one who can talk to the educated in this country.

    road runner Sunday, 07 October 2012 01:26 AM

    Brothers & Co only can solve any problem in sri lanka. Other than that there is not single wise person in sri lanka.

    hush Sunday, 07 October 2012 01:29 AM

    Basil: Now thats enough, you will get back to work if you know whats good for you
    FUTA: ok sir, can we go back on Monday?

    Saman Sunday, 07 October 2012 02:03 AM

    Hon Minister for EcAf.. We trust you for an amicable solution. The Joking MHE will never settle this problem.

    nicky karunarathna Sunday, 07 October 2012 02:34 AM

    What a bunch of idiots are these so-called FUTA? After depriving the education for more than three months for their own children asking for exact measure pound of flesh, now going back. See the damage done to this generation and generations yet to be born. Did they ever think that they also got the free education to dissiminate eduction.among the downtrodden politeriat class in a developing third world country, just trying to stand its own feet after 30 years of bloody war?

    ko Sunday, 07 October 2012 02:39 AM

    Why your children need to study if uneducated political people earn by bribery more than these professors, doctors, engineers and exct…
    In Sri Lanka you can qualify by learning corruptions alone!

    Shylock De Prof Sunday, 07 October 2012 03:24 AM

    One thing is for sure that, PB is not willing to give away anything. If he gives them any salary increase, then other sectors will join the trend to ask to match the differences...

    It is better to give them a salary increase, parallel to their achievements. Otherwise we can not put a single University into top 100 category..

    Sareek Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:07 PM

    If basil can why s.b holding the ministry.give it up.

    sam Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:00 AM

    basil. how much did u offer the professor????? via DM Android App

    Junior Citizen Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:03 AM

    YES DOC, BUT THEY MUST PUT FORWARD 10 % of GDP for Health demand, then get the opposition jokers to join them too.

    Francis Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:25 AM

    So PB calls for the last shot, superior to BR, bloody shame

    punchi Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:27 AM

    does this mean Bandu, SB & others weda bari tazan lada ??

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:48 AM

    Honestly speaking, I've no idea how Basil is negotiating with interlectuals or vice versa. The entire education system should be streamlined. Appoint any plonker as the Minister but the secretaries, advisers, top officials must be well qualified. Allocationg 6% is a good thing but it should be manage so well. I dont think the student or average public has any idea how much that is.
    PB..? Oh dear...Back to square one.

    Darsana Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:53 AM

    Without studying the process, please do not present such statements.
    If he can do so as you stated, he will do it definitely.

    C.K.Gamage Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:06 AM

    Do not talk of problems of only your children's 3 months studies. If the problem is not solved properly you will loose studies of decades of future children.

    Aba Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:20 AM


    Cleo Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:00 AM

    If 10% goes to health, it is the public, you and me that is going to benefit from that, so it is a good thing, what more than a good health?..think man..

    Cleo Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:04 AM

    Yes in Japan who conclude it is above 3%, at the same time you say nobody can figure out the exact number of GDP, contradictions..BTW here we spent less that 2% on education, we have very talented fellows, but can we do our research to make use of it?no funds..end of the day it is my child and yours that is is going to suffer, unless you sent them to private school..

    Cleo Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:06 AM

    Brother & Co are not wise either, it is fear that drives the FUTA to talk with them..

    Nalin Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:05 AM

    Aho FUTA, This is end of you. Nirmal Ranjith this is also end of you. You dissoved our education. We will dissolve you once you come back to the University. You and Dambare destroyed our education.

    Kondebendapucheena Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:46 PM

    Our Children struggling last three months @ home with out studies .Do not take children,s life as a Ransom

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:59 PM

    Matter refered to P.B.? That means you will be back to "ZERO".

    Ayesha Arambepola Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:00 PM

    May saner counsel prevail, looking forward to enter the Univ. premises with all eagerness to meet our teachers. If a Nation fails to honor and understand the teachers and fail to feel the pulse, the Nation loses it's honor and dignity itself.

    Ranjith Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:07 PM

    Good news for the whole Sri Lanka. Good luck for the students too.Bad news for the opportunists in the opposition & SF

    lalith Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:20 PM

    Well done. Do not surrender to Minister. We have no problem with Government our only concern is current situation in education. FUTA lead in front and shown an example to others how we should lead a struggle. I wish you all success!

    Supiri Boru Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:21 PM

    Hmm, kuttiyak kadagena wage ! You could have done this from the very beginning without wasting everyone's time - Foolish Uni Teachers' Ass-ociation !!!!!!

    Ranjith Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:45 PM

    Supiri Boru Pl do not comment if you dont know the situation.

    Parent Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:50 PM

    Like all dramas we knew it will end like this. You nutty professor you wanted teach people 6% at the cost of our childrens 3 months of studies. your are rubbish like all other unions though you call yourselves professors. Pettah natami will sacrifice something for sake of his country. As professors calculate the damage and the cost of trying to teach 6% to public when you should teaching our future genaration. Hats of Your Excellency for not meeting the nutty professors after they say they are educated. country has gone to the dogs

    Sumithi Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:57 AM

    The "Kal maerimae " government policy has worked here...
    Holding the fort till they give in and open the gates...
    Everybody is loosing..
    If any increase of funds to UNI , it would be a future investment..
    Due to lack of resources though AL passed uni entrance is limited. Another poont is SL can earn money when people learn in SL work abroad and send back money..
    Can't see much change happening now...

    Hal Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:23 PM

    I am not sure what was discussed with the minister and he has no idea of economics (read GCE (OL) ).

    Junior Citizen Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:19 PM

    Basil promised Devasiri, nominations from UPFA in Gampaha

    Dammika Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:53 PM

    Ask the Dons to say what is the benefit they have brought to national economy through research? My opinion is NOTHING!

    dasdas Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:23 PM

    All sri lankans must join to remove this thugs

    Dammika Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:55 PM

    Can FUTA justify a single figure like 6% to all countries which are at differnet levels of development????

    Matta Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:33 PM

    Minister Basil"s decision to negotiate with FUTA is a timely action to respond positively thinking about the future of the young generation. Government ought to allocate more fund for the education:the life-blood of a country. It would be ideal if Basil becomes the Minister of Education rather than SB and SB is good for Municipal Council not for education. Things will move smoothly if VCs of Universities( Henchmen of SB) are replaced with the deserving Academics. Unless otherwise, the rot in universities will continue and soon meet their destiny. Do We need to see that?

    DOC Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:34 PM

    Good news for Doctors and other Services. Now they can ask for salary increase for them in line with university dons.Otherwise there will be big gap.

    Parent Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:33 AM

    From most comeents we see a lack of faith in professors, and there facade exposed. We are not blind reg corruption , lawlessness etc etc. But the point of discusssion is these Professors wasted 3months of our children studies and exams, blackmailed by refusing to mark AL papers, and and tried to hoodwink the civic society by 6%. Finally all about money and holding a candle to their marxist stooges.
    Even now it not too late to bring your profession to the rspect it commanded from the society. or like to parade on streets join Prof GL, Dr Sarath A, Dr Mervin, Dr Bahu, Or BR TIN TIN Silva or Uncle Soma wansa abd do politics and True Professori teach our children .

    Shyam Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:12 PM

    Finally, Basil won his political campaign. SB the looser.

    Bandula Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:58 PM

    congradulations!!!, Hope you have got at least 50% of your salary demands

    AMG Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:00 PM

    10 % ???

    wick Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:45 PM

    FUTA is at the edge,and no longer be able to hold its trade union action. They are rapidly loosing the support of the General public. Now look for ways to end it.

    Dammika Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:58 PM

    You idiots did not know the meaning of 6% of the GDP request or the definition of it. UNESCO or anybody cannot give a universal single figure for education expenditure for all countries because the development is at different levels. The salaries paid to academics are already too high for arts, science, and similar faculties. Do you know that Japan, a prosperous country the direct government education expenditure is a little over 3%. In Sri Lanka education is funded by many resources. Without doing a proper research (YOU ARE (WRONGLY) ACCALIMED TO BE RESEARCH ORIENETED) you have gone on this demand, and you have wasted 3 months of students’ lives, public money and national wealth. In the education history of SL they will never forgive you for this crime. You are a disgrace to Hon. CWW Kannagara who set up the free education in SL. Your total education was funded by our poor people and now you have taken their AL children to Ransom. Disgrace! Disgrace! Disgrace!!!

    prasa Monday, 08 October 2012 04:04 AM

    Send SB other joker home.... Pls Basil !!
    Basil can handle all. He solved it in 1hr where two education jokers couldn't do it for 3 months !!

    Sumithi Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:57 PM

    What is the situation? What is the plan to improve investment on Higher Education? People like to know too..
    Lecturers will get arrears and increments But Was it the AIM?
    Then Doctors will strike saying increase GDP % for HEALTH when they need a salary rise..
    Everybody taken on a dream ride..

    Supiri Truth Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:11 PM

    Yes, you know everything. Can you tell us? Did you also joined the 'Paa Gamana' wearing specially printed T-shirts funded by 'PEOPLE' (definitely not NGOs)????? So, these are well-organized 'struggles' !!!!! Ane pau Ranji oya !! If Foolish UTA is so genuine, ask them to (you can lead) publish the real agreement between the Govt and them. Then people like you will know more.

    Bimu Sunday, 07 October 2012 09:54 AM

    Its sad to see some pathetic comment s against Uni teachers . Uneducated politicians steal millions but it seems everyone fine with it. Uni teachers fight to save our free education which benifits our middle class and poor Sri Lankans not so-called Posh Sri Lankans

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