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Disappointed by the unkept promises of the government, a large number of academics are now contemplating on leaving the local higher education system, the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) said.

FUTA Spokesman Dr. Mahim Mendis speaking to Daily Mirror said that as a result of the government’s failure to grant a substantial pay hike for the academics, a large number of academics have now decided to leave the higher education system and go for more lucrative opportunities.

A discussion was held between the President and FUTA members on May 25 but ended in a stalemate. Meanwhile, another discussion is scheduled between the President and FUTA members tomorrow evening to discuss on the issues academics are currently facing. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • machang Thursday, 02 June 2011 03:19 PM

    Good riddance. Who needs them? Let the military provide all university education in addition to the leadership education they are providing now.

    kenny_fdo Thursday, 02 June 2011 03:17 PM

    They Have every right to do so

    CricketPissek Thursday, 02 June 2011 03:23 PM

    i have full sympathy for the academic staff. once again, the govt's broken promises result in the poor and needy (in this case, the students) suffering

    Ambal Thursday, 02 June 2011 03:57 PM

    This is the expected outcome from all these. Leadership training - affordable ppl for private universities will not send their kids to training leaving gvt Uni. When dons do not get a good salary capble ones will join private universities or leave the SL. Only incapable incompetent henchmen will remain within SL universities. So all gov uni will have a natural death paving the way for the eradication of free education from SL. Not a bad move by UNP deserter SB. God have to save MR from these idiots.

    CricketPissek Thursday, 02 June 2011 04:33 PM

    sarcasm?

    Icc gunasoma Thursday, 02 June 2011 05:05 PM

    true!

    i think the uni academics are part of the adirajya wadi kumanthranaya.. which happens to take place when ever gov mess things up!

    KANDYAN Thursday, 02 June 2011 05:05 PM

    TOUGH TIME STARTS FOR THE MR REGIME

    izzawa Friday, 03 June 2011 09:05 AM

    Unfortunate poor man will suffer. Rich will send their kins to private universities or abroad. We are heading to be a country full of full of people taking care of needs of tourists ns

    Sicillian Friday, 03 June 2011 04:14 PM

    No problem. SB will come and lecture at all the universities.


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