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Eleven Chinese nationals, working at a construction site at Chatham Street, Colombo, were arrested following a clash with a group of Sri Lankan Security Personnel at the site on Saturday.

The police said two Chinese workers and three security personnel were injured following the clash that had taken place on Saturday afternoon following an argument.

They said the Chinese workers were arrested after a complaint was lodged with the Fort Police by a Sri Lankan security officer. Two of the Chinese workers were admitted to a private hospital in Colombo and are undergoing treatment under police custody.

The police said the injured Sri Lankans were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. The police also advised that the arrested Chinese workers had been remanded till December 28 after they were produced in the Fort Magistrate's Court. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • ishan fernando Monday, 18 February 2019 11:59 PM

    dddd

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 24 December 2018 07:30 AM

    This labour market belongs to sri lankans - chase them deploy our lworkers

    Eardley Monday, 24 December 2018 09:42 AM

    Can you find the proper labour force in Sri Lanka.

    Shan Monday, 24 December 2018 10:57 AM

    This cheap labour from China is because the labourers are prisoners whom they are utilizing rather than feeding free.

    Perumal Monday, 24 December 2018 07:48 AM

    Why cannot they employ Sri Lankan labour?

    Jaliya Monday, 24 December 2018 11:44 AM

    Can anyone find a labor force in sri lanka that is worth employing ? Too hot we can't work... too rainy we can't work .... too windy we can't breath... my grand mother died I can't work... my uncle is in the hospital with influenza think now I have it can't work ... my neighbor had a party last night I cant be productive so take the time to recover can't work ... I am preparing for tomorrow protest I can't work ... excuses ... excuses ... excuses good luck !!

    Arnold Monday, 24 December 2018 09:04 AM

    Chinese build mostly useless things using material imported from China, and with Chinese labor who are fed with food imported from China. These projects contribute nothing to the local economy. At the end we Lankans have to pay for these mostly useless projects in foreign currency along with their high interest rates.

    Sathya Monday, 24 December 2018 12:44 PM

    Your comment is true, but, it is really difficult to find suitable laborers from SL.

    Kai Saksman Monday, 24 December 2018 10:50 AM

    Yep Arnold, you are more than right! Chinese won´t bring any good for Sri Lanka. They first offer financing and labor force to Sri Lanka and then the country will be in debt for decades.

    Black kirir Monday, 24 December 2018 11:01 AM

    Chinese workers are more efficient than sri lankan workersThere are few lessons that we as a nation can learn from them.

    Sathya Monday, 24 December 2018 12:18 PM

    Very soon SL would face a serious crisis due to the shortage of decent workers (Labourers)

    Thusitha Monday, 24 December 2018 12:26 PM

    WHERE IS THE LABOUR IN SRI LANKA?ALL ARE THREEWHEEL DRIVERS EASY JOBS EASY TO EARNED AND LAZY


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