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The academic activities of all schools are likely to be crippled on December 4 as disappointed principals and teachers announce their plans to launch a countrywide token strike to protest the Education Minister’s lax attitude towards their demands.

The decision to launch the strike was made at a convention held by teachers and principals at the Mahaweli Center today with the participation of some 14 education sector trade unions.

“We requested for an appointment with the Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena and other responsible officials concerning our demands before November 8 but we did not receive any response.
 
However, Education Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Jayaratne has issued a letter on Monday, requesting our participation for a discussion on November 16 at which Minister Gunawardena is due to participate. But we have no confidence in the claims of the Education Ministry officials and there is no guarantee that Minster Gunawardena will participate.  So we decided to proceed with our decision to launch the countrywide strike,” Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin said. (Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • manpei Wednesday, 14 November 2012 02:21 AM

    This close to O/L exams?

    The Goblin Wednesday, 14 November 2012 04:14 AM

    That applies to real Colonels and Majors, not the instant ones.

    Mr. Citizen Wednesday, 14 November 2012 04:26 AM

    Teachers are also humans and they also have families to run. Nothing is free or cheap for them simply because they are teachers. I know one case a graduate teacher with 8 year of service is earning about RS 22000 per month. Out of that she has to pay Rs 4000 for her bus fare only. So I think now it is right time for a good increment for them.

    Sandy Wednesday, 14 November 2012 04:31 AM

    Yes,how about the O.L.'s? our children have been doing extra classes and studying in to the night for O.L.'s in December. PLEASE consider the innocent students.

    appuhami Wednesday, 14 November 2012 04:38 AM

    They are just trying to be in country's current wave.

    Pawlpakse Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:02 AM

    Good example for the school children.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:17 AM

    Muthu you are absolutely right. But these colonels are called "Broiler Colonels" - hence no military powers and only the uniform!

    Muthu Tuesday, 13 November 2012 11:51 PM

    I thought principals are now Colonels and Majors and officers and gentlemen do not go on strike.

    Fazli Wednesday, 14 November 2012 01:04 AM

    We are second none when it comes to destruction.


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