PM & teacher-principal trade unions discuss salary issue…
October 13, 2021
A discussion between teacher-principal trade union representatives and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was held at the Temple Trees on Tuesday (October 12). Ending the 93-day trade union action launched by the educators who demanded solutions for the anomalies in their salaries, PM Rajapaksa has agreed to grant an increase in three instalments in two budget stages.
The meeting was attended by multiple lawmakers including Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Power Minister Gamini Lokuge, Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila, State Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Piyal Nishantha De Silva.
Secretary to the Prime Minister Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the Ministry of Education Prof. Kapila Perera, Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Chaminda Kularatne, Deputy Secretary to the Treasury R.M.P Rathnayake and Director General of the Department of National Budget Jude Nilukshan were also present at the gathering.
Further, President of the All Ceylon United Teachers’ Union Ven. Yalewela Pannasekara Thero, Chairman of the Association of Education Professionals Ven. Ulapane Sumangala Thero, President of the Sri Lanka Public Education Services Association Wasantha Handapangoda, President of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin, Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union Mahinda Jayasinghe and several other representatives were present representing educators of various trades.