Union President S.P. Jayarathna said that employees from 8 state and 12 private banks joined the strike.
Bank employees attached to these unions launched their strike at 7 this morning and, the union stated that business activities, especially that of state banks have been disrupted as a result.
Our correspondents stated that certain state banks have been closed while very few workers from other banks reported to work today.
Currently protesters are protesting in front of the Fort Railway Station.
The traffic lane towards Colombo Fort from Pettah has been closed due to the protest.
Ceylon Banking Workers union member Shantha Kottegoda expressed his views during the protest.