Activities in most of the state-run schools island-wide have come to a standstill today due to the strike launched by the Principals and Teachers Union, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin said.
He further said more than 200,000 teachers and principals including the Northern and Eastern Provinces have reported medical leave today and the strike was going on successfully.
They have launched the strike to urge the government to resolve the Teachers’ and Principals’ salary anomalies and several other demands.
If the authorities fail to resolve the issue Mr. Stalin vowed to continue their strike action.
However the Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said the strike action was futile and all the measures have been taken to address their demands.
Our reporter said at least 90 schools in the Ampara District have been closed due to this strike action by the teachers and principals. (Chaturanga Pradeep, Darshana Sanjeewa)