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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 - 11:14
Update : Airport strike called off
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Strike by SLFP trade union at BIA was called off after discussions with the authorities.

Secretary of Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya Airport branch Dinesh Nandika Perera stated that following the discussion with Minister Priyankara Jayarathna the union decided to call off the strike.

The Airport and flights operations were disrupted due a strike launched by the workers attached to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.

Update : Wednesday, 05 November 2014 - 13:15
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Sri lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya Katunayaka Airport branch launch a strike: Airport and flight operations disrupted.

The Airport and flights operations have been disrupted due a strike launched by the workers attached to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.

The operations were perturbed after electricity supply was disconnected by strikers.

When our news team contacted Sri Lankan Airlines Media Manager Deepal Perera said the officials find it difficult to check the passengers at the departure terminal.

Therefore he said that the flights scheduled to take off within the next few hours will be delayed.

Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya workers staged a protest yesterday as well on several demands including a salary increase.

Later they launched a strike this morning.

Meanwhile subject Minister Priyankara Jayarathna and his ministry officials have gone to the airport in order to discuss about the worker demands.

At the same time, Puttalam District MP Arundika Fernando told our news team that the President told him over the phone to look into the matter.

Update : Wednesday, 05 November 2014 - 13:03
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Strike at the airport

Due to a strike action by Airport Branch of the SLFP trade union, activities at the Airport disrupted and power sully to the airport disconnected.
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