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Federation of University Teacher s Association (FUTA)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 - 6:49 AM SL Time

This is the blog spot for FUTA

http://uteachers.blogsp0t.com/

They are a concerned group of academics fighting for ensuring the opportunity of high quality public higher education for the Sri Lankan masses. This blog is intended as a bulletin board to share news and ideas relevant to the cause. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the FUTA. If you wish to post any interesting articles please e-mail them to uteachers.sl at gmail.com

This is how our Minister of Higher Education insult the Educated
University Acedemics:

http://www.youtube.com/user/uteachers#p/u/18/yGej5DLFj68

The address of Ven. Dambara Amila Thero: Part 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixqsv5ZM0Jk&feature=related

The address of Ven. Dambara Amila Thero: Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj57JbQvRi8&feature=related

For the rest of all the speaches please go here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/uteachers


Source(s)
Thanks to Upul. Karunarathne.

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PolBanda
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 01:09:02 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Yes Lalith, Not only Academics, the situation of the Research Officers is much worse. What politico's need is the migration of all educated lot. Imagine what would happen to the country if many opt for migration. Already research sector of the agriculture is collapsed. Medical sector and Academic sector is bit stable as they have strong unions, otherwise coutry would be in really a pathetic situation. But this pathetic situation would make many people to migrate. It is not only the politico's fault. The middlemens, who also having some qualifications, do the much damage. In this case there are two PhD holders doing the worst damage. No point of talking about treasury, run by a lunatic. They have billions to waste on MihinLanka and tamashas.
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 01:23:37 GMT  Report for Abuse  
It's funny now our hero's have found new topic to cheat people again. This tyme it is 'Arsanic Terrorism'. What they want together with some NGO is to cripple our already ailing agriculture sector. It is really funny, they are not talking about maids dying in Middle East.
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 04:38:24 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Of all the ppl they put SBD in charge?
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 04:48:44 GMT  Report for Abuse  

with money they pumped into Mihinlanka, they could have created a new public transport company with 2000 buses.

That will carry over 2000*500= 1,000,000 passengers a day. better than carrying 500 passengers a day by Mihin.

sri lanka is country like no other, no other country has fools like in sri lanka
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 05:01:25 GMT  Report for Abuse  
That will carry over 2000*500= 1,000,000 passengers a day.

And made some money in the process.
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 10:00:03 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Guys thank for your informed comments.
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 15:53:28 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Laliths,
Thank you for posting about FUTA struggle to save the national university system in Sri Lanka.

The official blog of FUTA is:
http://futa-sl.blogsp0t.com/

The one you posted(http://uteachers.blogsp0t.com/) is managed by a group of university academics in Sri Lanka who are also members of FUTA.
Please visit both blogs and see what univ academics are fighting for. There are many news papers articles written by univ academics.

I appreciate you giving space for this crisis in your page.
FYI, the last trade union action of FUTA was in 1996 (15 years ago) and they have not resorted TU action every now and then for petty things like doctors (eg. doctors and nurses fighting for a room in a hospital building and doctors staging a strike - this happened recently in Polonnaruwa).

Polbanda,
Fully agree with you. While univ academics are fighting, many research scientists in SL have migrated and others are silently suffering. Many research institutes are short of qualified staff and same situation is slowly happening in universities.
Unfortunately, most of these so called educated people (including univ academics) supported MR at the last presidential election hoping for bright futute (Suba Anagathayak!). In a way, serves them right!


Edited By - Pedro - 14 Jun 2011 15:59:27 GMT
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 21:33:18 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Pedro,

You are most welcome.
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LK Information  14 Jun 2011 23:02:13 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Pedro,
It is good at least now academics have saterted the struggle. Economic impact of collapsing the research institutes is much stronger and imminent. Best example is diseases and declining productivity in our key agriculture sector. But the main culprits are not only the politicos but some 'Pakkali' PhD holders..,
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LK Information  15 Jun 2011 03:52:42 GMT  Report for Abuse  
FYI, the last trade union action of FUTA was in 1996 (15 years ago) and they have not resorted TU action every now and then for petty things like doctors (eg. doctors and nurses fighting for a room in a hospital building and doctors staging a strike - this happened recently in Polonnaruwa).


Pedro, i think it is not appropriate to discredit some other's trade union action. After all please understand at least now, Sri Lanka health service is in the top level than other sectors thanks to strength pf trade unions (all health professionals).
They are trying to maintain their profession and standards of the industry. It is a good example for others as well.
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