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Angry CEB employees surround head office

17 January 2018 04:30 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A tense situation reported at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) head office after several high ranking CEB officials, including its Chairman, were being detained by trade union members.

Ceylon Electricity Board Employees' Union Convener Ranjan Jayalal said the Chairman had neglected to pay the salary increment to employees despite it being a directive of the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyabalapitiya.

Mr. Jayalal said the increment was held back by Ministry Secretary Dr. Suren Batagoda following a request made by the CEB Engineers unions, due to a long standing dispute.

CEB employees surrounded the head office protesting the Chairman’s move. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 3

  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 17 January 2018 05:38 PM

    We must never loose our 2500 year culture of intimidation and thuggery to sort out problems.

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 17 January 2018 05:51 PM

    I can only say 'well done mates', ! This is YOUR due and YOU need to push for it otherwise you will get nix. MM

    CS Wednesday, 17 January 2018 06:19 PM

    Well done, Mr. Chairman!!At least you know the CEB is bleeding the country dry, to the tune of billions of rupees and we the taxpayers are paying through our noses.

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