Batticaloa Volunteer Teachers pledge to continue fast

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 August 2006, 00:08 GMT]
Members of the Batticaloa District Volunteer Teacherís Association (BDVTA) have rejected interview notifications sent out by the Ministry of Education and have Tuesday resumed their fast in front of the Batticaloa Zonal Education Office. Citing fundamental errors and discrepancies in the letters sent to them, the volunteer teachers decided to continue the fast which has disrupted the normal working routine of the office, sources in Batticaloa said.

Earlier, volunteer teachers from the Kinniya and Batticaloa arrears had called off their strike as the ministry officials assured the volunteer teachers in Thirumalai and Amparai that interviews for permanent appointments would be held from Aug 1 to Aug 8, 2006.

However, since notices sent out to volunteer teachers by the Ministry of Education was not properly executed and fell short of expectations, with many volunteer teachers excluded from interviews, the members of BDVTA have resumed their strike action.

The president of BDVTA S Nandakumar informs that whilst letters were sent to candidates requesting them to attend interviews on August 1, the zonal education officers were told to hold interviews only from August 2.

There were also discrepancies in candidate names the president added.

The members of BDVTA have sworn to continue the strike action and fast until interviews are held for all volunteer teachers serving the district.


Latest 15 Reports
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
01.07.18 10:20  
Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East
30.06.18 22:08   Photo
Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East
29.06.18 23:05   Photo
Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi
28.06.18 23:38  
Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan
Find this article at: