Prison guards and several other prison officials of the Colombo remand, Magasin and Welikada prisons have commenced trade union action from this morning by reporting sick.
A senior spokesperson of the Prison Guards Union said that trade union action was launched due to several reasons including the special treatment given to officials of the intelligence and security unit of the prison.
Accordingly presenting inmates before courts in Colombo and several urban areas will be hindered.
However the media spokesman of the department of prisons, Superintendent T.N. Upuldeniya said prison officials cannot engage in trade union actions.