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Teachers and Principal on strike today

The Teachers’ and Principals’ Trade Union will be on a 24 hour strike today (13th). The token strike will be against the stand for not increasing salaries since 1997.

General Secretary of the Teachers Union Joseph Stalin said all teachers and principals will be on sick leave and more than 10,000 schools country wide will be affected due to this.

Education Ministry Secretary Pathmasiri Jayamanne has informed that they have not been informed of a strike and the government is not currently in a position to increase salaries.

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