Rift between FUTA and government

A rift seems to have arisen between the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) and the government after FUTA officials failed to attend a scheduled joint press conference today.

EconomicĀ DevelopmentĀ Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that FUTA had assured that the strike over a salary issue will be called off following talks he had with FUTA officials.

However FUTA members decided not to attend the joint press conference after it was reported that FUTA had disagreed with the solution given by the government.