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Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) said that they will resort to action against the University Grants Commission (UGC) if the due salaries for May are not paid to the academics.

FUTA President Dr. Ranjith Nirmal Dewasiri told Daily Mirror Online that the UGC has no legal grounds to instruct the Vice Chancellors not to pay the due salaries for May since all the academics have carried out their duties as lecturers. “The academics are not on strike; we have only resigned from the voluntary administrative positions. We have been given appointments as lecturers and our duties entitled for the relevant positions have been carried out,” he added.

Speaking further Dr. Dewasiri stated that the accusations of the UGC are baseless and added that the academics have every right to obtain their pay for the month of May. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • 1shot Thursday, 19 May 2011 06:28 AM

    how can they get paid when they r on strike.cant have d best of both!

    Konde Bendapuchhena Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:00 AM

    for god sake solve this problem soon our children is suffer a lot

    Puncha Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:18 AM

    They are not on strike. They just have resigned from voluntary positions. If there is any allowance paid for those voluntary services, government can deduct that from their salary.

    Dushan Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:27 AM

    University lecturers are not on strike. UGC tries their maximum to misguide the public by providing false information. What lecturers have done is resigning from their voluntary positions. So, how can the UGC instruct universities to stop paying salaries?

    Wijendra Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:01 AM

    Pay them their regular salaries but not for their alloownces for resigned positions

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:08 AM

    All what they did was to withdraw from voluntary positions but since they carried on their duties as lecturers for which they are entitled to a salary.

    historian Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:48 AM

    whatever it is they are on strike.It is the duty of the government to take measures to solve this problem without wasting the future of thousands of young undergrads who are willing to bring in changes.
    It is fare to ask for a salary increase because these doctors spend 30+ years studying and they spend huge % of there life for the betterment of this country in various ways...

    ----Nimal----- Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:11 PM

    exactly... you may not surprised to hear that allowance is only around Rs. 1000/=

    pupil Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:40 PM

    they were asked to give 3 months notice, but resigned suddenly disrupting the whole university.


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