Govt. afraid of tomorrow’s strike: UNP

20 May 2013 02:18 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP said today that the government feared the tomorrow’s strike against the electricity tariffs hike and was using various tactics to force the workers to keep away from taking part in the campaign.

“The government is afraid of our strike campaign to be held tomorrow. It had even threatened Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees to abstain the strike,” UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said at an event held to strengthen its media campaign ‘Sannivedana Balakaya’.

He also said that school children have been asked to attend school tomorrow to observe sil.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said the government had tried to sabotage the protest march held on May 15 against the tariff hike, but failed.   (YP and LSP)        

(Pictures by Pradeep Dilrukshana)

  Comments - 14

  • Critic Roshan Monday, 20 May 2013 03:13 PM

    Ranil and UNP opportunists trying to go through the tunnel with the help of JVP lights.

    Chewing Gum Monday, 20 May 2013 03:21 PM

    Do not see any of the crowd pullers. Where are they and will the strike be a success. Well RW is running on JVP oil.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 20 May 2013 03:29 PM

    We really want to know whether RW want to see this strike as a successful one. By this time he would have gone to temple trees to have a Black Coffee.

    gamunu Monday, 20 May 2013 03:52 PM

    I hpe Ranil will lead the fight against COL.

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 20 May 2013 04:40 PM

    Mangala Samaraweera missing from Sannivedana Balakaya’.

    thala Monday, 20 May 2013 05:20 PM

    Failures talking lol

    MMI-Super Man Tuesday, 21 May 2013 04:12 AM

    proposed strike as a mere attempt to gain political mileage and a conspiracy to turn the public against a people-friendly government.

    Miaman Monday, 20 May 2013 06:03 PM

    Bunch of laughing stock talking

    Devaka Tuesday, 21 May 2013 04:26 AM

    Will RW suddenly go abroad as he usually does?

    zara Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:00 AM

    RW:- my car, JVP petrol, Government road. via DM Android App

    Chewing Gum Tuesday, 21 May 2013 04:47 AM

    Oops, here is a real PINHEAD.

    Punny Pellow Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:50 AM

    We can all see the light.

    sarath Tuesday, 21 May 2013 01:05 AM

    of cause we can see the great success from the face of Ranil Wickramasinhe. hariyata " Dahata aran seeyata deela wagei."

    surain Lal Tuesday, 21 May 2013 05:47 AM

    he has failed in all fronts what more to say

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