The government had decided to provide an allowance of Rs. 5000 to school teachers and principals who are engaged in online education, in addition to their salaries as a temporary solution to the ongoing salary anomalies. However, the teacher-principal trade unions denied the offer in the strong opinion that a permanent solution should be provided.
The government as per their decision had added an additional amount of Rs. 5000 to the salaries of school teachers and principals last month.
The principals, nevertheless, have taken steps to return the Rs. 5000 allowance.
Accordingly, school principals of Kegalle District have handed over the allowance to the Kegalle Zonal Education Office yesterday (18).