It is expected that the ongoing Teacher-Principal strike action will be end as Ministerial Sub Committee proposal to increase salaries of teacher-principal approved by the Cabinet. This will come into effect in several stages from the next Budget.

The trade union action which was launched by several teachers – principals union continued for the 48th consecutive day. Unions say they will continue the trade union action until their demands are met. Due to the strike, online teaching and academic activities in most of schools were badly hampered.

The report of the Ministerial Sub Committee on Teacher-Principal Salaries issue was handed over to the Ministry of Finance. The report of the committee presented to the Cabinet August 23 on the recommendations of the Ministry of Finance and the Treasury.