Give lasting concessions to workers: Ranil

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Leader of Opposition and United National Party (UNP) National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today called on the government to give lasting concessions to the working people through the next budget and not just election goodies which could be taken away later.

He also said that his party would back all trade unions for such a struggle.

Mr. Wickrmesinghe who met several trade union leaders at his office said the prices of essential goods were recently reduced aiming Uva provincial council elections.

He said prices of few essential items have been reduced aiming the presidential election as well. He said the prices were reduced through a gazette notification. Accordingly he said the government could issue new gazettes after the presidential elections and reverse the reduction of prices.

Therefore he said the working class should strive for sustainable concessions in the coming budget.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said his party will join other political parties and the trade unions gain sustainable concessions for the government, semi government and private sector workers.(Yohan Perera)





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  • danusha Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:05 AM

    mr wickramasinghe all your big talk comes only close to elections but not to worry you will never win. The UNP needs a new leader

    Man Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:23 AM

    [quote name="danusha"]mr wickramasinghe all your big talk comes only close to elections but not to worry you will never win. The UNP needs a new leader[/quote]
    UNP must select the most popular figure by it's representatives, independently.

    lankaputh Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:26 AM

    [quote name="danusha"]mr wickramasinghe all your big talk comes only close to elections but not to worry you will never win. The UNP needs a new leader[/quote]
    You are wrong

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:36 AM

    He will win if MR loses, for sure.

    Anil Mama Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:40 AM

    Going by the curreent trend MR WILL LOSE to anyone

    Thusitha Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:29 AM

    Sri lankans never find a good leader. But they all know although big salaries also vanish immediately in this economy


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