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Monday, July 18, 2011

Decisive meeting today between FUTA and govt. officials

Monday , 18 July 2011

A special meeting will be held today to discuss the problems faced by  university lecturers.

Spokesperson for the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) Dr. Mahim Mendis stated that the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and several government officials will be attending this meeting.

Dr. Mendis noted that issues that were not taken up during their meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse and Minister Basil Rajapakse will be discussed during today’s meeting.

He said that the salary increase of one hundred and fifteen thousand rupees (Rs.115,000)  that was promised for senior professors should be given to professors, doctors and lecturers as well.

Dr. Mendis said that the government will then be asked to provide a written statement permitting these conditions.

He also declared that they will not end their strike until such a written statement is presented to them.