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* Petroleum unions call off strike
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 09:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Trade Unions Collective has decided to suspend the strike launched from midnight Monday (July 24).

The unions' collective says they have decided to suspend the strike until Tuesday (August 1), following a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena this evening.

The government declared the fuel distribution an essential service from midnight Tuesday and deployed the Army to distribute fuel from today.

The government requested the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to take into account the difficulties and inconveniences faced by the public and return to work pointing out that the employees who do not report to work will be considered as have vacated the employment.

The CPC workers launched the strike based on three demands. Among the major demands are acquisition of Trincomalee Petroleum tanks complex to the Petroleum Corporation, acquisition of Hambantota Port Tanks Complex to the Petroleum Corporation and modernization of the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery.

 


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