Salary arrears of university staff:
Minister assures payment shortly
Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka has assured that the
salary arrears of non-academic staff of universities would be paid as
soon as possible.
Minister Dissanayaka held a meeting with two trade unions Nidahas
Sewaka Sangamaya and Vishwavidyala Ekabadda Bala Mandalaya on the salary
anomalies last week
It has been pointed out that the problem of payment arrears has
continued since 1997. However, half the arrears had been paid in 2007.
The staff themselves had rejected the arrears due to the then
situation in the country. The Minister agreed to submit this matter to
Minister Dissanayaka said his mission is to have a peaceful
environment within the university system.
He said to have a fruitful higher education sector, the university
community should be contended and get all their requirements.
President of the Vishwavidyala Ekabadda bala Mandalaya Mr. Thamvita
expressed confidence that salary anomalies of the university sector
would be solved soon. the Minister discussed the matter with the
Salaries and cadre Commission.
The Minister requested University Grants Commission authorities to
publish all circulars relating to universities in all three languages.