Labour Minister says no army will be called to suppress worker strikes

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 18:49

Labour Minister W.D.J. Senevirathna said that the President has no intention to use security forces to suppress trade union actions.

Minister Senevirathna was speaking at a media conference held at the SLFP headquarters today.

The minister categorically rejected the recent statement made by joint cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senarathna.

Minister Senarathna said that it is decided to form a separate unit comprising the tri forces and appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to lead the unity.

Minister Senevirathna further said that such misleading statements by ministers would discomfort the government.


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