Sri Lanka teachers on strike over detention of protesters

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Teachers successful Sri Lankan government-run schools person withdrawn from online teaching to protestation the detention of national leaders and others successful quarantine centers nether pandemic laws

July 12, 2021, 1:54 PM

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Teachers successful Sri Lankan government-run schools withdrew from online teaching Monday to protestation the detention of national leaders and others successful quarantine centers nether pandemic laws.

Eleven acquisition commercialized unions said successful a connection that 3 national leaders and galore others were illegally detained astatine the quarantine centers aft being arrested astatine protests past week. They said the leaders and different protesters were pushed wrong vehicles and taken distant to the quarantine centers arsenic they walked retired of courtrooms aft having been released connected bail.

Priyantha Fernando of the Ceylon Teachers' Union said 242,000 teachers and 16,000 schoolhouse principals joined Monday's onslaught action.

Fernando said the national leaders had protested against a projected instrumentality which they accidental volition pb to privatization and militarization of universities. Also astatine contented are wage disputes that person remained unresolved for implicit 23 years, helium said.

It besides wrote to the manager wide of wellness services asking him not to let wellness guidelines beryllium misused against peaceful protesters.

Law and Order Minister Sarath Weerasekara told Parliament that the protesters violated the rules and constabulary volition proceed to apprehension violators successful the future.

There are 4.3 cardinal students enrolled successful schools but galore are incapable to articulation online lessons due to the fact that they bash not person entree to physics devices oregon net service.


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