Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 23

It is time for the Long March for Free Education.

Dear all, It is time for the Long March for Free Education. The long march currently being organized follows a series of ground-breaking mega events organized by FUTA to socialize the concept of the need to increase allocations for education (6%!) and de-politicizing of the education secotor. The Long March will bring into fine focus …

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Sep 21

FUTA successfully held the MEGA RALLY at Kandy.

Dear all, On behalf of the FPUTA executive committee we would like to thank all our members for their participation at yesterdays rally (20th September, 2012). More than thousand academics together with students and the public participated at the rally making it one of the largest rallies ever on education. Thanks again for being a …

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Sep 16

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Dear all, People of Sri Lanka support the education related demands of FUTA. Here is a video of a member of a Trade Union reading the Proposals confirmed at the event organized by Collective Trade Unions’ Representative Conference in support of education related demands of F.U.T.A. Watch until the end, where everyone stands and clap. …

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Sep 16

FUTA has nothing to do with this

Dear All: Please note that an Association which identified itself as ‘Deshapremi Vishwavidyala Aacharya Sansadaya’ has held a press conference in Colombo today morning. It has leveled various allegations and accused the FUTA. Some have got confused and keep asking whether FUTA held a press conference today. Please note that FUTA has nothing to do …

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Sep 14

FUTA president Dr. Nirmla Ranjith Dewasiri has been threatened again

Dear all, FUTA president Dr. Nirmla Ranjith Dewasiri has been threatened again,this time with an implied death threat.A complaint has been lodged at the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station (complaint number Cib 300/114)This follows an incident which occurred yesterday, where nails were placed on Nirmal’s tires while he was attending the meeting organized by the trade …

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Sep 14

Public Rally on Save State Education – 20th in Kandy

Public Rally

Save State Education in Kandy on 20th September 2012 at 3:30 PM at the Getambe Grounds

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Sep 12

Academics barred from entering OUSL by the VC

Dr. Mahim Mendis and Dambara Amila Himi comment on the issue regarding the Vice Chancellor of Open University of Sri Lanka barring academics from attending a FUTA executive committee meeting. The academics defied the VC. Watch the Video >>

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Sep 12

FUTA Press Briefing on Voluntary Arbitration

FUTA held a press briefing on 11/09/2012 at the gates of the Open University to clarify its position on voluntary arbitration. The press meeting had to be held outside the gates of the Open University as it’s Vice Chancellor did not allow the media to enter the University premises. Watch the videos >> Read the …

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Sep 10

FUTA Trade Union Action continues

Dear all, While the negotiations were progressing, the govt. has considered putting the demands of the academic community for arbitration in an underhand manner. This is in total disregard for one of our major demands, which is strengthening of recruitment and retention of university academics; by taking this action, govt. is implying that the university …

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Sep 10

FUTA Statement regarding Right to engage in Trade Union Action

We wish to register our disappointment regarding media reports on the 7th of September quoting H.E the President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa that as a policy he does not engage in discussions with unions while they are on strike action. He is further quoted as saying that if FUTA wants to settle issues through negotiations, it …

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