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* Sri Lanka's state owned dairy company incurs heavy losses due to strike
Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 10:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: Employees of the state owned dairy company in Sri Lanka, Milco (Pvt) Ltd., is continuing with the strike action that commenced on the 9th of this month causing heavy losses to the company.

Chairman of Milco, Sunil Wickremasinghe said that two factories in Digana and Narahenpita have come to a complete standstill and the company has lost Rs. 300 million in sales revenue alone.

Milco employees have launched the strike accusing bribery and corruption in the company's Board of Directors and have called on the government to take immediate action against the Board members.

He added that the Milco management on the instruction of the Labor Department had informed the workers to call off the strike and report for duty.

According to Wickremasinghe, if the workers fail to report to work, they will be considered as having vacated their post and legal action will be taken against them.

"The Labor Department has instructed the strikers to report for duty by calling off the strike and the management has also been instructed to stop any transfers of promotions during this period," the Chairman told the media.

The strike has affected the supplies of locally produced Highland brand of dairy products.

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