It is time for the Long March for Free Education.
The long march currently being organized follows a series of ground-breaking mega events organized by FUTA to socialize the concept of the need to increase allocations for education (6%!) and de-politicizing of the education secotor.
The Long March will bring into fine focus the unprecednted lengths the academic community in Sri Lanka goes to for enhancing free education. This march is not only to appreciate and remember the sweat and tears of our forefathers who yearned for and established free education with many sacrifices, but also for the future generations, especially for the underpriviledged who would never get a chance to shed the socio-economic shackles into which they are born (if not for free education). This march is for the preservation of the rights for education for all people in Sri Lanka.
If the leaders do not learn, lets teach the masses, the learned masses will then decide the future of Sri Lanka; lets teach as we have never taught before, lets get the public involved in the dissemination of knowledge (they will join our march).
As we always did, again lets join hands, together lets achieve the unimaginable, as we did before….