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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)

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  • kumar Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:38 AM

    Dear Teachers & Principals, don't play with students educations, you should have learnt from university academic staffs, after long strike what they gained?

    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:52 AM

    Hey teachers and principals. Why don't you learn to live with 2500.Wasn't it the minister who said that we could. May be he expects you to do so for the rest of your lives.

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:02 AM

    Hmmmmm....... Students strike in Janfa, teachers strike elsewhere in the island!!!!

    OMG Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:11 AM

    What the..

    Why cant these teachers get a part time job if they pay is not enough. After all they are the first ones to leave the school when the bell rings at 1:30.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:20 AM

    Teachers may come to work because they suffer lot economically. Govt. must to the needful to teachers.

    Parakrama Abeygunawa Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:05 AM

    Congratulations Joseph congratulations.
    I have come across so many ministers of Education but never
    Seen a this type of clown in my life ( 74 years ).

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:00 AM

    WHAT A SHAME MINISTER EDUCATION HAVE TO BE OFFERED TO EDUCATED PEOPLE

    xlntgson Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:35 AM

    Do the private schools keep them well paid?

    xlntgson Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:05 AM

    Are the private schools paying them well?

    sobers Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:35 AM

    What about the money earned through tutions. As tution has become a big business for the teachers, to get saary increase be honest and stop the tution culture

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:34 AM

    Good stage set for more "Adheekshana Ministers" Wonder who is on line!!!

    Damma Deepa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 02:50 AM

    Government says that, they will take action against Mr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, President of the Bar Association through the Speaker because he is against the impeachment and similarly it will say that the Teachers have no rights and tell the Speaker to deal with you all very soon.

    Damma Deepa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:04 AM

    " Teachers work only 6 hours per a day 24 days a month and 200 days in a year but Police officers work 24 hours per a day, 30 days in a month and 364 days in the year but but their salaries had not increased for the past decades, Why not you Mr.Joseph Stalin explain your theories to the poor Police men who suffers for ever?


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