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* Officials at Sri Lanka's maximum security prison launch trade union action
Tue, Oct 7, 2014, 11:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 07, Colombo: Prison Guards and several other prison officials at Sri Lanka's maximum security prison in Colombo have launched a trade union action from this morning.

Prison guards and officials attached to the Welikada prison and the Magazine Remand Prison have refrained from reporting to duty from 6.00 a.m. this morning. Local media reported.

Reportedly the trade union action has been launched to win 18 demands including the special treatment given to officials of the Intelligence and Security Unit of Prisons.

According to the prison officials, the trade union action was launched to draw attention to 18 demands. The officials say they are facing several issues including the arbitrary transfers and special privileges given to officials of the intelligence and security units of the prison.

It has been reported that transporting inmates to the courts were delayed due to the trade action.

A media spokesman for Department of Prisons has said that the prison guards and officials cannot engage in trade union activities.

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