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Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 19:34
Unions demand solutions, Minister urges to return to work
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The strike launched by the CEB employees continued for a 5th consecutive day today (17).

Despite the authorities are urging the workers return to work, they vowed to continue their action.

The Secretary of the Lanka Viduli Sewaka Sangamaya, Ranjan Jayalal said more unions will join their struggle soon.

The President of the Electrical Technical Engineering and Superintendents' Association, Ajith Munasinghe while expressing their support to the strike today said that the responsible authorities have been given time to respond to their demands until noon tomorrow (19).

However the CEB Engineer’s Union President Saumya Kumarawadu noted that the ongoing strike is not just.

Meanwhile, the  Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya noted that directions have been issued to provide paid leave for  14th and 15th September for workers who are engaging in the strike.

He also requested the workers to return to work.

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says that they have obtained the support of the Police to ensure the safety of transformers and power lines.

This was after having taken into consideration a few acts of sabotage reported from several parts of the island over the last few days.

An electricity worker who attempted to disconnect the power supply illegally was arrested in Kuliyapitiya.

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