CEB Joint Federation Convenor Ranjan Jayalaal says that a special circular has been issued invalidating CEB employees' leaves with immediate effect.
The Federation convenor said that the CEB employees cannot be frightened by such circulars.
CEB's non-staff grade officers are preparing for an uninterrupted strike from the 10th.
CEB Joint Federation Convenor Ranjan Jayalaal expressing his views about this preparation stated as follows:
Our News Team inquired from CEB Chairman Professor Wimaladharma Abeywickrema with regard to whether such a circular, as alleged by trade unions, has been issued.
The CEB Chairman said that such a circular was issued on July 1st for maintaining the CEB's functions amidst the prevalent drought condition.
The Chairman also said that CEB employees who violate the circular would be penalised.