Dear Editors of National Newspapers and Directors of Radio and Television Stations,
The FUTA will be holding a Special Press Conference on Friday 12th October 2012 at 10.30am at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda to explain the decision to call off the three months old Trade Union Action with effect from tomorrow.
Let me also thankyou for your help and strength in the context of our historic struggle in taking the message to the people that the government carries the obligation to allocate financial provisions for education in line with the UNESCO Benchmark of 6% and to ensure that universities are granted greater autonomy and freedom for academics to maximize their professional potential.
We also thank you for the manner in which you have resisted organized initiatives of those with vested interests to suppress the truth concerning our grievances.
We assure you of the support of the national academic community in your own professional struggles to restore media freedom and the democratic right to information.
Earnestly requesting you once again to cover our Press Conference tomorrow Friday 12th October at the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Dr. Mahim Mendis
FUTA Media Spokesman