Rulers want children to end up ignorant, says Mahinda Jayasinghe

Rulers want children to end up ignorant, says Mahinda Jayasinghe

Written by Amani Nilar

09 Oct, 2021 | 6:50 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The rulers of the country want to make the children end up ignorant, Mahinda Jayasinghe, the General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union says.

Speaking to the media today (8), Jayasinghe pointed out that if the schools are to reopen on 21st October, the Government must ensure that steps are taken to resolve the issue of the teachers and principals salary anomalies.

Pointing out that the situation is so dire that teachers are being insulted for their profession by politicians and regional authorities alike, Jayasinghe said that their proposals have already been put forward, yet are not regarded.

Stating that the union had been present for every single meeting held with authorities, he said that the teachers have much more concern and regard for the children of the country, than politicians ever will.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna suggested that the teachers may keep their professional dignity and stop the ongoing protests.

During a press conference held today (8), SLPP MP Tissa Kuttiarachchi appealed for teachers to not to betray the future of the nation for Rs.5000, Rs.7000, Rs.10,000 or even Rs.12000.

He said that as the problem had been going a long time, the next time the teachers’ unions come to the streets, the dignity of the profession will be completely tarnished when public starts throwing rotten eggs and tomatoes at them.

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