Tamil schools close in protest

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 May 2002, 12:44 GMT]
More than 90% of Tamil medium schools did not function Friday in the north and east when over twenty thousand teachers and principals staged a one-day token strike putting forward a list of demands to the Sri Lankan government. Students also stayed away from their schools.

Whilst the demands were mainly concerned with the poor conditions of work, staff shortage and lack of financial support for Tamil schools, they also included a call for the immediate removal of ban on the Liberation Tigers and the full implementation of the terms of the ceasefire agreement.

Mr. T. Mahasivam, General Secretary of the CTTU told TamilNet that over nineteen thousand teachers and four thousand principals did not attend schools Friday after sending sick note as the Ministry of Education had failed to consider their demands.

He said that a CTTU delegation had met the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development Mr. Karunasena Kodituwakku during the first week of April at the latter's office.

"The Minister promised to implement nine demands, which included the payment of salary arrears to teachers, and to appoint three thousand Tamil medium teachers to northeast schools before the commencement of second school term,” Mahasivam said.

“The Minister further promised to meet the CTTU delegation later in the month to sort out the other demands. However the Minister had failed to keep all promises given to the CTTU. Hence the one day token strike by CTTU," the CTTU official said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.06.18 13:20   Photo
Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=6966