Mar 13, 2019

Teachers’ strike was a success – Education Ministry too admits

Ministry of Education announces that 25,800,000 education hours of 43 million have lost due to the protests of teachers and principals.

Education Ministry in statement says that school education activities have been obstructed due to the strike.

However, it was revealed that some teachers had been intimidated today to prevent them coming to schools.

The strike was successful

Meanwhile, the sick leave campaign implemented today (13) calling for a solution to the problems of teachers and principals was a success, said the teachers' and principals’ trade unions.

The Ceylon Teacher Services Union says that 95% of schools had to be shut down today and the balance 5% were maintained by less number of teachers.

The Ceylon Teachers Union states that protests were held in 21 locations including Colombo Fort railway station.

The authorities should understand the strength of the teachers and principals, the General Secretary of Ceylon Teacher Services Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said.

The strike has been called demanding to solve salary anomalies, allocation of 6% of GDP for education and other issues.

Furthermore, the agitations carried out by school teachers today in Moneragala resulted heavy traffic.