A discussion was held today with the participation of the Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) to address the issues pertaining to the Higher Education sector including the trade union actions of the university lecturers. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja
It seems that the crisis in the education sector is a trivial matter for Minister Dissanayake.
hb Wednesday, 03 October 2012 03:46 PM
What is the problem of increasing the funds for education? Sri Lanka has enough funds to float loss making mihin lanka, pay for hedging deals, import bad petrol and diesel, have elections separately, import 100s of luxury vehicles for ministers and MPs, host commonwealth games, make cricket grounds all over the place, send jumb delegation abroad, Why not allocate more for state education like other countries?
kids father Wednesday, 03 October 2012 03:46 PM
I do not think other than political motives to suppress any legitimate action, Minister and the people on the pictures above does not want to take concrete measures to resolve the matter. Allowing this to drag for 3 months shows the government's inability to resolve matters affecting all the communities in the country as well as pleas of the one of the the highly educated sector in the society.
prasa Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:40 AM
Exactly correct !!
SB shouts saying they pay 67k to 150k for lecturers, He doens not have the common sence to know that is just an executive salary of private company employee without a first digree.
Schools lacks facilities to meet todays education needs.
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