Sept 27, Colombo: A leader of Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that following the conclusion of the provincial council elections, the working masses would now commence a struggle to demand relief from the government at the next budget.
JVP politburo member and head of the National Trade Union Center (NTUC), K.D. Lalkantha said that the trade unions would now commence a campaign to demand for relief from the government at its next budget.
He explained that the government has not yet provided relief to the problem of the rising cost of living and has not increased the working people's salaries accordingly.
Lalkantha noted that the joint trade union alliance has already handed a set of proposals to be included in the 2014 budget to the Finance Ministry.
"The campaign will target workers in the public, private and estate sectors and would commence in the next few weeks," Lalkantha said.