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A police officer was seen sleeping while military and police operations were going on to crush a strike by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation workers on Wednesday. (Picture by Nishan S. Priyantha)

More trade unions to join agitations against goon attacks on CPC workers


Political parties and civil organisations opposed to the handover of the Hambantota and Trincomalee oil tank farms to China and India respectively are organising a series of agitations shortly.

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU), Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSU) and several other associations are currently discussing action to be taken against the suppression of workers’ rights.

CTU Chief Secretary Joseph Stalin condemned the goon attacks on the CPC workers. He said his union together with others would go flat out to stop attacks on workers.

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Police protected thugs who attacked CPC workers - JVP

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Chief Opposition Whip and JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament yesterday that police had given protection to thugs who attacked the striking workers of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on Wednesday.Participating in a debate on th...

Sri Lanka in trouble after top order collapse

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Sri Lanka are heading for a heavy defeat at the hands of India after they slumped to 154 for five at stumps on day two of the first Test in Galle yesterday. Sri Lanka still trail by 446 runs and require a further 247 to avoid the follow on. India amass...

Government’s new strong-arm approach

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Last Wednesday, for the first time in living memory, the military was deployed to distribute fuel in the wake of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation strike. My generation has seen many things in our lifetimes, civil war, terrorism, suicide bombings, World...

‘Politicians never hit by strikes’

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Very critical institutions, such as those in the health and petroleum sectors, must resort to strike action once other settlement mechanisms are exhausted.. If not  the people have to suffer and not the politicians, Director, Economics, Verite ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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