Rajarata Medical Faculty dons resign

Rajarata University’s Medical Faculty Dean and heads of several departments in the university have resigned from their positions yesterday.

Sources said the dons had arrived at this decision after their incentive allowance had been terminated by the government without prior notice.

Former Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake had approved the grant of an allowance of Rs. 100,000 to professors employed in the faculty of medicine to encourage them to serve in difficult areas such as Anuradhapura.

Senior lecturers were also granted an allowance of Rs. 80,000 and a lecturer had also been given an allowance of Rs. 60,000.These university dons decided to resign from their present position in protest of government’s decision to stop this allowance.

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