SRI LANKA: Universities return to normal

With academics resuming duties at their voluntary administrative posts from Monday, normalcy has now returned to universities after a two-month long protest and tug-of-war between academics and vice-chancellors, writes Lakna Paranamanna for The Daily Mirror.

Federation of University Teachers Association President Dr Nirmal Dewasiri said academics had decided to resume duties following a request from the university administration. "Some issues concerning the validity of the resignation letters we tendered are still to be clarified and solved. But we decided that minor technicalities should not stand in the way of restoring normalcy in the country's higher education system," he added.

Dewasiri said they were awaiting the University Grants Commission circular on the academic salary revision, which would be implemented from the August salary. He said lecturers were also expecting the appointment of a committee to look into the full resolution of salary anomalies.
Full report on the Daily Mirror site