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Name: FUTA Editor
Date registered: February 13, 2016

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  1. Response to the news on FUTA — September 9, 2016
  2. Press statement on Private universities — March 30, 2016
  3. Joint press statement with Teacher unions — March 29, 2016
  4. Response to the media statement of Mr.Lakshman Kiriella — March 2, 2016
  5. Letter sent to H.E. the president condemning the action of the Minister of university education — February 29, 2016

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Sep 09

Response to the news on FUTA

  The Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) strongly condemns media reports containing alleged resignation of the president of the FUTA. These reports and other malicious attacks are calculated attempts to discredit FUTA as an organization by targeting its leading office-bearers. FUTA has a strong tradition of making collective decisions regarding such matters, and internal …

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Mar 30

Press statement on Private universities

FUTA issued a press statement expressing its view on private universities in general and SLTC campus (Recently established private higher education institute as a subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom) in particular. The statement reveals that FUTA is not against the concept of private universities but is concerned of the quality and affordability of institutes

Permanent link to this article: http://futa-sl.org/press-statement-on-private-universities/

Mar 29

Joint press statement with Teacher unions

FUTA and the two leading trade unions of school teachers; Ceylon Teachers’ Union, Ceylon Teachers Services Union have issued a joint press statement indicating their common concerns on government policy on education. It was decided to release such a statement after a fruitful discussion held on 22nd March 2016 among the higher officials of the …

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Mar 02

Response to the media statement of Mr.Lakshman Kiriella

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FUTA issued a media statement on Tuesday, 01.03.2016 as a response to the statement made by Mr.Lakshman Kiriella (Minister of University Education) justifying his controversial letter sent to University of Kelaniya for the recruitment of an Academic. Statements made by both FUTA and the minister are given below

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Feb 29

Letter sent to H.E. the president condemning the action of the Minister of university education

FUTA in its letter addressed to His Excellency the president on 28.02.2016, has severely condemned the unaccountable action of Hon.Lakshman Kiriella, the Minister of university education and highways. The minister in his letter addressed to the Head/Department of economics of the Univesity of Kelaniya on 08.02.2016 had requested to consider the recruitment of an individual …

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Feb 06

Election of office bearers – 2016

Dr.Rangika Halwathura, Senior lecturer of University of Moratuwa was unanimously elected as president of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) at its annual general meeting held on 29th January 2016 at University of Kelaniya. Dr. Shyama Banneheka (University of Peradeniya) and Ms.Kumudu Sumedha (University of Kelaniya) were elected as secretary and treasurer respectively. Complete …

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Oct 31

Media Release of FUTA condemning the Police attack on the HND students on 29th October 2015

It is very sad to notice that the problems of HND students and their struggle towards the stated expected recognition that they fight for in the study programme has not adequately been attended by the authorities through the past to-date. The same students were brutally attacked by the police under the previous regime on 22nd …

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Sep 21

Letter to the President of President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Mr. Maithripala Sirisena His Excellency the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 1. His Excellency the President, The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) positively noted the recognition of our major demand, allocation of 6% GDP to education by the present government. We also noted the statements appeared …

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May 21

Challenges faced by academics in North and Eastern Universities -Video

  Following  video is from a discussion that was held on April 24, 2015 at the University of Jaffna, organized by JUSTA , Jaffna University Science Teachers’ Association. Dr. Prabhath Jayasinghe, President FUTA addressed the gathering and Dileepa Witharana spoke on University autonomy. —   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjMErLsEPc&feature=youtu.be  

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May 02

The FUTA Statement on the Attack on Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri and Dr Kumudu Kusum Kumara

On the 1st of May, a group of persons brutally attacked former FUTA President and current media spokesperson, Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri and Dr Kumudu Kusum Kumara, also a prominent public intellectual, at Kirulapone. Dr Dewasiri and Dr Kusum Kumara had been near the May Day Rally organised by MPs Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and …

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