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Saturday, July 30, 2011

No lectures-varsity stalemate continues

Dailymirror 30/07/2011

By Ranjan Kasthuri

The Executive Committee of the Federation of University Teachers Association yesterday (29) decided not to accept the heads of faculties posts offered to them until new appointment letters were issued to them.

As a result of the university teachers taking such a stand the stand-off between the Vice Chancellors and FUTA looks set to continue. Accordingly student lectures, and the preparation of examination programmes would also be delayed said the media spokesman of the University Trade Union Association Dr. Mahim Mendis. The University Administrators have not taken the steps necessary to end the rift that has risen or to stop the matter from going any further Dr. Mendis said.

Chairman of the Trade Union Association, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, said that the dispute would not end until these faculty heads are taken back and given new letters of appointment.