Teachers and Principals continue to protest in Colombo
Posted in Local News
The Collective of Teachers & Principals Trade Unions protested in Colombo once again on Thursday (22) demanding a solution to their salary anomalies and the immediate withdrawal of the Kothelawala Defence University Bill.
Around 30 Trade Unions supported the protest claiming that the salary anomaly issue is a perennial problem faced by teachers in the country.
The protesting Trade Union members also claimed the KDU Bill threatens to privatize education in the country.
They marched from the Fort Railway Station to the Presidential Secretariat where they met with officials to voice their concerns.
(Source: News First)
BASTXXXS SETTING UP A GOOD EXAMPLE TO THE PUPILS in the country!
If the country’s finance reserves are at the bottom, many infrastructure projects that can break the economic shackles are not finished and in the middle of a global pandemic resolving their FUCXXXG is the top and utmost urgent task is the government has in hand! It is just like a brainless kid throwing tantrums about the bicycle his father agreed to buy while the house is on fire.
I wonder which political parties, countries and NGO’s paying these protests!
They do have a right to protest because all were promised Utopia in the P-Elections held two years ago.
I think nobody in the whole world promised or foresee a pandemic that kills millions all over the world and still continuing wreaking havoc in all the major economic powers perhaps except in China (another good reason why Sri lanka should be with China). A country like Sri Lanka that borrowed money for 50 years just to buy food and fuel then to sell it to the people at a subsidised price only for the sake of keeping political parties in power and winning elections, ought to know and realise that type of existence cannot be maintained forever and with COVID situation, none of those promises can hold anymore. The government have done its job. That is get people vaccinated quickly for a poor 3rd world country and building a good road system all over the country. In developed countries food and fuel or anything else are not subsidised from foreign debts. So, get the business going and start earning for yourself. Before asking how to do that with COVID, it is a matter of people doing their CIVIC duty not to spread. If people get enough food to last 2 weeks and the entire population stay in their homes for two weeks, that will be the end of pandemic, except for dealing with cases arriving from abroad. In a country where a good proportion of people seem to think their right to block roads and ruin other people going about their jobs since they have the divine right to protest (and abused it every way) spreading the killer disease, there will be no end to the epidemic and suffering of specially poor people. I really do not understand why the government cannot bring legislations that until the COVID come to and end the protests within the Colombo city limits only to confine to the Galle Face Green and in other areas in public or private playgrounds. There a vast majority who do not have the money to go on protesting, but to work and earn their day to day living. That right is more important than any other right.