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* Sri Lanka's National Trade Union Center organizes a series of protests
Sun, Oct 7, 2012, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) aligned National Trade Union Center (NTUC) has decided to launch a series of protests demanding relief from the upcoming budget.

The NTUC will hold seminars in six cities series as part of the protests.

The first seminar is held in Colombo National Library on October 18. The other seminars will be held on October 22 in Gampaha, October 30 in Kurunegala, November 04 in Matara, November 15 in Badulla and November 19 in Anuradhapura.

The National Trade Union Center demands the government to increase the cost of living allowance.

Rallies at the workplace level and protests in each district have also been organized, a spokesman of the National Trade Union Center said.

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