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FUTA protests welcome - President

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said he has no objections to protests by Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) to coincide with the Commonwealth Parliamentary meet in Colombo next week as it will only go to show how vibrant the democracy in Sri Lanka is.

Addressing the editors at the Speaker’s residence this morning the President maintained that he has never objected to peaceful protests by any party, union or group and added he has issues only with protests and marches that have vandalism as part of their action.

He also added that as a policy he does not negotiate with trade unions while they are in to strike action and emphasized that if FUTA wants to resolve salary issues through negotiations it should first suspend the trade union action.

 
 

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-21+142 # Shyama K 2012-09-07 14:47
Mr. President, Please don't forget why FUTA had to go on strike; because your government failed to honour the promises given to FUTA following their previous trade union action.
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-31+55 # Student 2012-09-07 15:10
GVT is not only for FUTA demands , but for public demands..
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-3+16 # das 2012-09-08 08:11
Really? Have the public demands been met?
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-3+18 # weha 2012-09-08 07:22
Dear President
Not vibrant democracy men it will be a show about how clueless this government is on developing and taking forward the country.
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-19+102 # Facebook Goviya 2012-09-07 14:47
The problem Sir, is that you should also stick to your POLICY of keeping your promises (i.e promised to academics in 2008). They waited all this time (till 2012) without TU action. and also ASKED for a meeting with you during that time as well.
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-130+27 # Student 2012-09-07 14:54
Sir,after the war, entire world stands against you.. But we,true sri lankans are with you..Don't give into international pressure mixed with cheap hidden political agendas that comes in guise of education issues ..
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-3+9 # Gamarala 2012-09-07 21:31
I don't know what happens to the president.
As victor Ivan said"mahinda is rare gem stone,
We have to cut and polish it . Butt unfortunatly
Stone went to wrong people. All work against
Him as well as country. Those idiots ruined the
Stone. Now even he forget true friendly people's
Force, that back him to top position.
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-4+13 # sam. 2012-09-08 08:38
We are still with you because Sinhalaya modaya,
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-92+34 # Godaya 2012-09-07 15:02
Very good decision His Ex. Ask FUTA to go for foreign JOB. I am 100 % sure not more than 2 % can find Job in Abroad.
Because, only real academics are given foreign assignments.
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-52+20 # Student 2012-09-07 15:29
Academics on streets, rather those who lead the action, are not up to the international standards..
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-4+10 # SK 2012-09-07 23:00
Your comments show very clearly who your teachers are!!!!!
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-0+2 # Student 2012-09-08 19:44
What is the clue??
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-14+84 # Kautilya 2012-09-07 15:03
Tried to disrupt the FUTA action but failed.Now singing the hosannas of democracy
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-4+74 # lalith 2012-09-07 15:05
it will also show what a mess the country is in also..... there are a segment on the australia network about the problems in our education system
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-59+10 # KINGASANGA 2012-09-07 15:57
rather than demanding, protesting try & think differently. be a very unique product then demand come back to your side. while your doing nothing but shouting, all the other professional go well over you guys.
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-2+3 # kane 2012-09-08 11:17
I do not think that even you understand what you are saying.
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-2+6 # Divakara 2012-09-07 18:39
ok, we'll see if you not hurry to solve FUTA demands before your commonwealth meeting. you're like a cat shitted on rock. now looking for excuses to cover the shame!
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-14+11 # Ranjit Aponso 2012-09-07 18:50
FUTA says, "HUTA ! This is going to be FUTILE !"
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-3+10 # dgd. 2012-09-08 08:18
Really? Actually I think FUTA is doing OK and the Govt is helpless because their usual tactics of lying and intimidation are not working.
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-4+6 # perumal 2012-09-07 18:58
Academics (so-called intelligentsia) were silent when general public started to undergo intimidation under lawlessness in the country, politicized and corrupt bureaucracy, and government sponsored thuggery. They still writhe in pain. Academics thought the wolf would not appear at their door. Now the public are silent. Academics pay.
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-4+5 # Chap 2012-09-07 19:04
I'm a uni. student and our studies are disrupted by this strike launched by FUTA. Maybe FUTA has valid demands, but they are harming the very people that they are trying to protect. I'm no fan of the president, but I plead that FUTA ends its strike because this TUA is not affecting the rich people who can afford to send their students to high class private universities, it only affect us, the students who are not so well-off....
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-5+19 # Anura 2012-09-07 19:06
FUTA was earlier supported Hon MR.
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-2+14 # Gayathri 2012-09-07 20:00
Mahinda, democracy during Commonwealth Conference week then its tear gas and arrests the next week for FUTA.
DemocraCY IS THRIVING ONLY WITHIN YOUR FAMILY.
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-2+10 # Spartacus 2012-09-07 20:12
What about the demonstration of the police water canons, teargas and baton charging. I am sure the delegates will love the action.
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-1+2 # Hewa 2012-09-08 13:04
It will prove 3 things:
That peaceful protests are being allowed under a democratic set up
That the demonstrators have been unruly and may have damaged property and/or disrupted peace
That police are not afraid to act when the country's laws are breached.
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-9+4 # Ranjith 2012-09-07 20:26
Thank you sir.Don't worry they will back to work after defeating JVP in this election.They are not teachers.They are politicians(not all,only pool leaders)
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-3+8 # Sajih 2012-09-07 21:02
Athoritarianism towards education hub in Asia. Pooh..
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-1+6 # GOD 2012-09-07 21:19
Fall in to def ears
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-3+5 # ceylon 2012-09-07 22:35
Sure he has no objections with all these protest because it does not effect him. It effect others with all the traffic blocks. Also no work for all these protectors. How could a country progress.
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-9+3 # Senaka 2012-09-07 22:54
FUTA president and vice president have a clear political agenda. FUTA President is for UNP and vice president is for JVP. Sadly FUTA membership is unable to rise against this agenda.
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-4+19 # Jagath Leanage 2012-09-07 23:56
"ethakota sudu van ewanne kauda ?"
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-3+10 # Supun Perera 2012-09-08 02:28
Look who is talking! The Corrupt Regime who never honour promises, talk from both ends, violate all the human rights. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.
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-1+1 # Rathnayake 2012-09-09 05:09
Mr. Supun P, Will citizens entrust the power on a platter in an irresponsible manner to a collapsed opposition like a piece of cake? Your loving hope, SF (you talked on behalf of him when he was in the Prison) is totally confused and gradually understanding his exact position in the political arena. Tiran also left!!! Main opposition (UNP and JVP) was just trying to survive after scattered to several fractions hanging on natural disasters like droughts but PC results is now against them. Can you show us an alternative to the government first? Next we could think about a change. Don’t belive God in elctions than the balat of the people.
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-1+4 # Gamlath 2012-09-08 03:52
Yes could you please let us know when is your next chintana volume two will be published.,
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-8+3 # Sumana Dissanayake 2012-09-08 05:56
I should say President is too liner compared to JRJ and Premadasa. As now FUTA is asking the ‘whole pound of flesh’ in a rigid manner, government should take strong action to prevent the damage for the students. I propose President to declare the University system as an ‘essential service’.
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-4+10 # das 2012-09-08 08:25
They should declare as an essential service, stooges like you who hang around on the internet singing the praises of an incompetent regime no matter what happens.
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-0+2 # Sumana Dissanayake 2012-09-08 16:47
Dear Das, You may need to label me as a ‘Stooge’ but someone also can describe you as same who is representing certain bankrupt parties. Indeed unbiased people have lost the confidence on opposition about their capability of governing the country as they have shown sheer incompetency even to run their parties. In the circumstances, people have to keep trust on the present (relatively competent) regime to get the things done. Is it called ‘Stooge’? Kindly live with reality than unrealistic dream world.
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-3+6 # Up 2012-09-08 07:00
At the same time time they will come to know how our country treas to the Professional its Education system and Younger generations.
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-3+4 # Sivagnanam .J 2012-09-08 07:16
Dear,
Failure of negotiations lead to trade union action!
Pl read the unattended agreements if time permits.
Parane
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-15+6 # nicky karunarathna 2012-09-08 08:48
These uni dons have no shame, They will even sell their mothers for tuppens. First they must realise that SL education is free from kindargarten to Uni. To distribute or dissiminate their knowledge what they got from free education to free educations - they want more like Oliver Twist. When are they going to learn getting free giving free and education is birth right of the every citizen of the country. Noble profession cannot win demands by ignoble methods. First they to understand the crux of the matter - which is with adjective come with Free!
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-3+2 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-08 15:27
Those who benefitted from Free Educaion and now domiciled in /Austalia should keep their mouths shut on developments in Sri Lanka
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-2+3 # gert 2012-09-08 16:05
I thought they were fighting to keep the money allocated for free education from being reduced.
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-2+7 # DN 2012-09-08 08:48
By the way ....do you have a policy?
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-2+3 # Upul 2012-09-08 16:49
This is not time to prove democracy in Sri Lanka. Solve the situation Please.
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