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The JVP today expressed its support to the trade union action announced by the university teachers demanding a pay hike with immediate effect.

Addressing a press conference, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the government had deceived university academics since 2007 with empty promises of salary increases. Mr. Silva said that the demand of university teachers for a pay hike was very reasonable.

In South Asia, he said, the lowest monthly salary for university teachers was paid to university teachers in Sri Lanka, and that it was as low as Rs. 20,750 for a junior lecturer and Rs. 57,750 for a senior professor. (Kelum Bandara)


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  • Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 08 May 2011 08:01 AM

    Very sad, today mason salary is 1300-1500 per day.

    muzammil Sunday, 08 May 2011 08:38 AM

    This is a legitimate demand so the govt should respond immediately for the benifit of the hundreds of thousands of innocent students.

    sampath Sunday, 08 May 2011 08:36 AM

    this is why we need private universities. then no salary problem or strikes

    jone Sunday, 08 May 2011 09:31 AM

    Academics are very pity and poor.

    Sudantha Sunday, 08 May 2011 10:25 AM

    Acadamics got 34% increaed in their last budjet while the rest got just 5%.
    Acadamics also receive duty free car permits. This is just like win a lottery in every 5 years. In last budget govt made available more money for research too. So do not be so greedy.

    sam Sunday, 08 May 2011 02:36 PM

    Do you know how much a professor is paid?

    Epa Monday, 09 May 2011 04:58 AM

    Their demand is unreasonable.Introduce private Universities soon.Then we can see how many of them join for high salaries.


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