Only MR can solve FUTA problem: Dewasiri

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Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri yesterday said the trade union struggle launched three months ago by the FUTA had come to a position that only President Mahinda Rajapaksa could resolve it.

Addressing the media at the Ceylon Mercantile UNION (CMU) office after accepting a donation of Rs. 500,000 from the CMU, he said the FUTA was awaiting a positive response from the Presidential Secretariat to start a dialogue with President Rajapaksa.

“We are not ready to accept piecemeal solutions to our demands. We want satisfactory solutions to all our demand and we are ready for compromise. We expect President Rajapaksa’s intervention to achieve a durable solution,” Dr. Dewasiri stressed.   

Meanwhile giving a boost to the trade union action launched by university academics, CMU General Secretary, veteran trade union leader Bala Tampoe yesterday donated Rs. 500,000 to FUTA.

Addressing the media at the CMU office, Tampoe said he decided to make the financial donation to encourage and strengthen the FUTA struggle to win its demands.

The FUTA has launched a brave, courageous and legitimate struggle to win its demands not only for its membership but on behalf of the entire education sector. Therefore it is our duty and responsibility to assist them in any way possible. I believe all right thinking trade unions and other social organisations would take a cue from us and assist FUTA  to continue their trade union action until they will all their demands,”  Tampoe said.

He added the propaganda spread by the government that FUTA was getting help and sponsored by the Tamil Diaspora and the LTTE remnants was totally false. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
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  • leelananda Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:07 AM

    And who created it.

    wick Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:31 AM

    In other words, we want to give up the trade union action and back to work, but we cant say that openly.

    hb Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:47 AM

    Government might win the battle by exhausting the lecturers through delaying tactics. Ultimate losers will be the future generations. The GMOA can win even illegitimate demands because they have the capacity to send the government on knees by striking only for a week.

    Roshan Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:08 AM

    Very soon you will give up saying that "MR listened to our demand and promised to give us a satisfactory solution."

    Ranagoda Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:40 AM

    Mr. Dewasiri, You D\did not know the meaning of 6% of the GDP request. Neither the definition of it. 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!!!

    Devaraj Friday, 05 October 2012 04:49 AM

    My son sat the exam in August and is awaiting results. It's with much difficulties that we helped him do the exam. He did three subjects including combined maths and hence we are in a state of dilemma as to what to do now. He needs at least 3 "s" passes to do anything. Therefore look at the problem from a purely human point of view and come to an amicable settlement rather than dragging it and adding on the mental aganies the parents having now. Thanks

    hello Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:09 AM

    ha ha ha now you want to talk after 3 months. this might be uni last stand.


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