General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says the main reason for the teachers’ strike was various statements made by certain Ministers.
Speaking in Anuradhapura today, Minister Amaraweera said he appreciated the solution through this year’s budget to the salary anomalies of teachers and principals to some extent.
The Minister said teachers’ and principals’ struggle would not have been as intense as it was if it wasn’t for the comments of some individuals.
He said the government could have had the blessings of the teachers and principals adding over 80% of them worked towards the victory of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Minister claimed the Sri Lanka Freedom Party assisted the process of obtaining a solution. Minister Amaraweera said they were also successful in mitigating the issues which arose during the Colombo Port City Project.