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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 8:47
Disabled Soldiers Conclude The Fast, Ayurveda Physicians End Sathyagraha
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The fast staged by a group of retired disabled servicemen of the tri forces and the police demanding for pension, concluded this afternoon.

The fast ended after the Defence Secretary and Minister Duminda Dissanayake met them and pledged to resolve the issue within three months.

The protest which was staged yesterday in Pettah, resumed today saying that they did not receive a pledge in writing.

Vehicular traffic in Colombo Fort area was disrupted today as well, due to the protest.

Minister Duminda Dissanayake who met the protestors at the Fort Railway Station quoted the President as saying that the issue will be resolved within the next three months.

Meanwhile, the 14 day fast staged by Ayurveda medical graduates demanding employment was concluded today, after a meeting held with the officials of the Presidential Secretariat.

Unemployed Ayurveda graduates commenced a protest march from Ayurveda Junction and proceeded towards the Presidential Secretariat.

Police closed the road from Lotus Roundabout towards Galle Road and prevented the protesters.

Later 8 representatives from the protestors were allowed to hold a discussion with the officials of the presidential secretariat.

Following the discussion, President of the unemployed Ayurveda graduates Association Janaka Wickramasinghe said that the protest was concluded upon a written agreement issued by the respective officials.

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