Port Workers won't work tomorrow

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The All Ceylon Port General Workers’ Union has decided to stop work on Friday against the government's move to lease 70 per cent of the Hambantota Harbour to a Chinese firm, the union's, chief secretary Chandrasiri Mahagamage said yesterday.

"We have organized a protest today against the government’s decision. We will do our best to fight this treasonable act," he said.

Mr. Mahagamage said the Bill on leasing 70 per cent of the Hambantota Harbour to a Chinese firm was presented to Parliament yesterday and the debate was to be held on Friday and agreement to be signed on Saturday.

"I entreat the parliamentarians to raise their voice against the decision that is to be taken tomorrow in Parliament and come out with productive alternatives, without selling public resources to foreign countries," he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • ceylon Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:48 AM

    these idiot traitors ate destroying the development by striking to stop progress of the country.puppet president is allowing them. via DM Android App

    Ram Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:37 AM

    These people must be asked to present a plan to pay the huge debt and given time to come with the plan. Failure to result in governent taking decisions on the issue.

    concern Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:37 AM

    One turns off and another turns on !Life in Sri Lanka

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:17 AM

    Make this also an essential service and they'll think twice!!!

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:17 AM

    A group of trade unionists strictly followed by the doctors of today.

    SL Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:32 AM

    Those who are against these protest shall listen to Anura K's explanation regarding the assets those are going to leased out for 90 years by this Bank Robbers

    roshan Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:38 PM

    protestors cant be allowed to run the country..

    dulan Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:44 AM

    Are we to believe that they are not aware that New Port City land was given on freehold to China till this govt changed it to a lease?

    joshua Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:44 AM

    You strike but Government should go ahead and sign the agreement with China. Otherwise who is going pay these debts?

    Mandy Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:49 AM

    All this because govt news releases and propaganda to explain their actions very very weak to explain difference between selling as against leasing. It was MR selling land in Fort and trying sell 200 hectares to chinese that should have been resisted.

    Wijebahu Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:03 AM

    Arrest those union leaders. highly corrupt indivduals. give those jobs to deserved.

    Thanos Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:06 AM

    The Hambantota port was funded by the Chinese. Sri Lanka does not have much (if any) bargaining power here. The power is with the lender.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:24 AM

    I think the Government should apply the "PETROLEUM TECHNIQUE" in this case also. And then the same the Doctors if they resume their dance!!!

    Ali Hu Kai Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:31 AM

    When i was schooling, Sri Lanka was known for Tea, Rubber, Coconut, Apparel, Gems, Tourism, War, Cricket.After leaving school, Sri Lanka is known for Strikes, Authoritarian, Nepotism, Bribery, Scams, religious violence and now Cricket. Nothing changed between the two phases- Murders, Robbery, Alcoholism, Rapes, Porno, Profanity.

    ANTON Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:19 AM

    TRUE MACHAN, ........ YOUR NAME SURELY GIVES THE ROOT CAUSE FOR THIS.

    JAN Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:08 AM

    MSRW Stop this illegal trade unions actions immediately right now via DM Android App

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:25 AM

    strike: burden go to gen. public not to p/m or rm/s or tople the govt:

    ceylon Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:37 PM

    sirisena - ranil gon government is passing posibly last few months. via DM Android App


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