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‘We are ready to go to prison’ – FUTA

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We are even ready to be imprisoned in our struggle to win the demands of a substantial pay hike, Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) today said.

FUTA Spokesman Dr. Mahim Mendis told Daily Mirror Online that the academics are ready to defy the interim order which was issued by the Appeal Courts last week, which prevented the Vice Chancellors of the Ruhuna, J’Pura and Wayamba universities from accepting the resignation letters of the Department Heads in those universities.

“We have sought legal advice on the possibility of taking legal measures to overrule the interim order. But if that fails we are ready to even be imprisoned by defying the interim order,” Dr. Mendis said.

Meanwhile FUTA vowed to further strengthen their trade union action following the second round of discussions between FUTA members and President as a result of the no-show of relevant officials including the President during the meeting at Temple Trees last evening. (Lakna Paranamanna)


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  • ----baba----- Saturday, 04 June 2011 08:45 AM

    because their fight is not only for themselves, but against destroying the free education system.

    dd Saturday, 04 June 2011 09:58 AM

    Hey, come on..... these people are always on strike.

    Teng Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:05 AM

    Tell to get leadership training for MR and MPS..and also you..

    dr.m Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:15 AM

    praise mahinda's rule...!

    das Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:13 AM

    what abt the blind supporter of the govt

    dsd Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:19 AM

    Yes I am sure there are plenty of qualified educated govt supporters who can come and teach at universities

    we Sunday, 05 June 2011 06:15 AM

    think more our future

    ramesh Sunday, 05 June 2011 06:33 AM

    Do not give up the struggle. It is high time that some take the lead, not politicians, to send a strong message to any party in government that you cannot rule the country by thuggery.

    wijendra Saturday, 04 June 2011 11:18 AM

    Not government supporters. But there are plenty of qualified people who can teach. We have to give young PhD's a chance.

    sena Saturday, 04 June 2011 12:02 PM

    Are some of your members ready to come to work all five days

    victoria Saturday, 04 June 2011 06:53 AM

    Only those who committed ANY form of crime has to go to prison, and NOT the University Academics

    DHA Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:16 AM

    Please Go.....

    Rosh Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:17 AM

    All sri lankans are with you

    Guru Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:32 PM

    First go and then talk.

    pam Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:38 AM

    Please do !

    OMIYA Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:39 AM

    Don't fear to go to the prison. Most criminals are now living freely in the society.

    YP Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:44 AM

    Way to go people .... at least the educated crowd should give an example to these dumbheads.

    Musthafa Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:45 AM

    FIND A JOB OUT OF SRI LANKA OR WHY DO NOT YOU START PRIVATE TUTION FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS????

    gona Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:50 AM

    You don't anything free fight for it.This is your rights and this is our rights too.

    Hiran Shanaka Saturday, 04 June 2011 08:03 AM

    MR, pls make the Leadership Training compulsory for the academic and non-academic staff as well!

    athula Monday, 06 June 2011 07:57 AM

    Good now it is open prison camp


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