The unprecedented Iranian assistance to execute a project
to boost the capacity of Sapugaskanda oil refinery would meet a long
standing demand of petroleum workers, trade unionists said.In fact, it had been among the set of demands recently
forwarded by unions to the government when they called a countrywide
strike in the petroleum sector on March 19.
"The Iranian assistance is timely," a union spokesperson said, asserting that the upgrading of the over four-decade old facility would reverse controversial efforts spearheaded by a section of the government to dilute the State hand ...
Pavithra elected to CYMC
Sri Lanka’s Youth Affairs Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was elected chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Conference for the next four years at the conclusion of the group’s seventh meeting on ...
May Day history created as
Govt. ditches Colombo
History was created yesterday when the Government held its May Day rally away from Colombo. The rally was held in Dehiattakandiya sans the usual processions. It was presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa with...