'Salary figures manipulated'

15 May 2011 11:30 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) today said that the academics’ salary figures publicized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) are manipulated to benefit the claims of FUTA demands to be unfair.

FUTA President Dr. Ranjith Nirmal Dewasiri told Daily Mirror Online that the figures which the UGC have released contain figures higher than what the academics actually get paid. “For example, the figure of a senior professor’s salary according to the UGC is about Rs. 30,000 higher than what is actually paid. The numbers they have released are nothing but a statistical gimmick to benefit their statements,” he said. 

Speaking further Dr. Dewasiri stated that they have expressed their willingness to engage in a negotiated settlement with concerns to providing solutions to their demands and are awaiting an appointment for discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 10

  • Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 15 May 2011 11:51 AM

    What else can one expect from the world's best manipulators.

    ----Nimal----- Sunday, 15 May 2011 11:51 AM

    gimmick = "gilmart" .... seems to be now common in all sectors..

    cj Sunday, 15 May 2011 01:01 PM

    You are spot on Mr Calistus!

    RAJIV Sunday, 15 May 2011 02:11 PM

    Government figures are always in favor of the government. The only time the figures are unfavorable towards the government and the country as a whole is when it comes to giving the ministers there so called salary and other benefits.

    nawa Sunday, 15 May 2011 02:26 PM

    could take legal action....but they too again manipulate what govt want...demo-crazy country

    Tikka Sunday, 15 May 2011 02:20 PM

    How UGC can justify the stand without doing a statistical gimmick.

    KD Sunday, 15 May 2011 02:44 PM

    did that with my AL results too..

    sathiya uni of pera Sunday, 15 May 2011 07:03 PM

    the salary which is expecting by the university academic
    staff is almost 220000 srilankan rupees..i think academic staffs are comparing their salary with other professionals who were studied with them and now being
    in the industry.if they want a good salary why they r teaching now,go and do the job in industry.because they want money.

    Apsara Monday, 16 May 2011 09:44 AM

    How about the election results.

    Butanis Monday, 16 May 2011 01:09 AM

    No, it is the true result.


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