Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 14

FUTA statement on new appointments to the university system

It is the considered view of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) that the appointment of incompetent persons to positions of authority has been one of the most significant reasons for the deterioration of Sri Lanka’s university system in the recent past. The majority of these appointments have been politically motivated with loyalty to …

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Feb 14

Press Release on Interim Budget 2015 proposal for 6% of GDP for Education

The FUTA is very pleased that the current government has acknowledged the need to increase state spending on education to the UNESCO standard of 6% of GDP for Education. The demand for allocating 6% of GDP for Education has been one of the core issues in FUTA’s agenda for the past several years. FUTA’s activism …

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Feb 11

The proposed token strike and protest on February 12th called off

FUTA checked with the office of Minister Kabir Hashim as well as the Ministry of Higher Education at Ward Place and  has received information that the UGC Chairperson, Prof Kshanika Hirimburegama has tendered her letter of resignation. Therefore the proposed token strike and protest called for the 12th of February has been called off.   However, …

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Feb 09

FUTA update -January 09, 2015

A letter requesting the UGC Chair to resign has been sent to her by the government. However, as of yet, we do not know whether the UCG Chair has formally sent her letter of resignation. The token strike and protest for the 12th was planned to convey are displeasure to the UGC Chair at her …

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