The Sunday Leader

Uni Academics In Moratuwa And Ruhuna Threatened

By Indika Sri Aravinda

Academics attached to the Moratuwa and Ruhuna universities have been threatened, the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) said.
President of FUTA Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said that some lecturers are even monitored by military intelligence officers. He said that despite the government inviting lecturers who are on protest to return to work tomorrow (Monday) so far nothing has been given on writing. The university lecturers are protesting over salary demands and other issues. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri said that they have already placed their demands before the government.

2 Comments for “Uni Academics In Moratuwa And Ruhuna Threatened”

  1. Tharuka

    Academics attached to the universities in Sri Lanka has responsibility to uplift heigher education in Sri Lanka. However, most of them work in private degree offering companies, doing tutions or business. How they can improve heigher education institutions? Only increasing government expenditure can not improve the quality of heigher education in Sri Lanka. We all know 25%-50% government allocated funds are not utilized by these universities. Government should consider to establish government-private colleberated universities such as Singapore university of Management. SUM has funded by government and manageme by trustee. Academics should give new knowledge to students, do research and publish books and research papers. Heigher education ministry should support/ finance the research and research publications in journals (not the conference papers).

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