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At fuel queue:

Police settle conflict between teachers, citizens

A policeman tries to settle the issue between teachers and the public. Picture by Kuliyapitiya Group Corr.
A policeman tries to settle the issue between teachers and the public. Picture by Kuliyapitiya Group Corr.

Kuliyapitiya Police settled a conflict between teachers who were engaged in the marking of GCE (O/L) answer scripts at Saranath Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya and the people in queue for fuel, at the Cooperative Fuel Station at Kuliyapitiya yesterday.

The police also took measures to manage the traffic congestion that was created due to this situation, bringing it under control within a few hours.

The police arranged a discussion between the fuel filling station management and a few representatives of the teachers where the management agreed to provide fuel to teachers from one dispenser.

However before the discussions, the people in the queues hooted at the teachers when the latter initiated a protest in front of the fuel station demanding petrol be given to them on priority basis in failure of which they would stop marking papers. The teachers said that they were doing their duty even though they did not get their allowance for marking papers at two examinations.

The people then said that although the teachers spoke with a great commitment to education, they knew that the teachers get an additional allowance while getting the salary for the same hours they worked. They also said the teachers too are responsible for the current crisis today.


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