The Ceylon Teachers Service Union has refuted reports that funds are being obtained from teachers in order to sign an e-petition.
Chief Secretary of the Union Mahinda Jayasinghe in a statement on social media said an e-petition is being signed in line with the struggle pertaining to teacher principal salary anomalies, adding that a fee is not being charged for the signing of the petition.
Jayasinghe said the e-petition has gathered 73,000 signatures thus far.
He however noted that some issues have arisen with the platform, with some claiming the interface is complex.
Jayasinghe said they inquired the relevant company that compiled the e-petition to remove an indicator for payment, reiterating that there is no charge for signing.
Jayasinghe meanwhile informed representatives of teacher principals’ unions to refrain from participating in educational programme, that are being implemented with the intervention of Members of Parliament.
He said the government cannot continue to suppress protesters, adding that they will not sign up for examination duty and supervision including the submission of applications of students.