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The Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) Trade Union launched an indefinite strike from midnight today citing what it called the government’s inability to repeal the agreement which would allegedly handover the China Bay oil tanks farm in Trincomalee to India and the Hambantota port to China.

CPC TU Collective Convener D. J. Rajakaruna said a cabinet paper was planned to be presented tomorrow (25) to Parliament regarding the handing over of the china-bay oil tanks to India and Hambantota port oil tanks to china.

During the strike, there would be no fuel distribution in the country.

The strike would be launched at the CPC premises midnight today by preventing the supply of fuel to fuel stations.

If there was no positive response within tomorrow, the CPC would suspend the fuel bunkering, he said.

He said the CPC Trade Union Collective had conduct several discussions with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and relevant government ministers but it had been left more than three months since April 24 and still the government had failed to convey favourable response.

“Therefore, we have to go for an indefinite strike. We had given more time to the government because the government was in a critical situation due to recent disasters. But the government didn’t even consider our demands,” Mr. Rajakaruna said.

Even the Prime Minister had made a statement saying the handover of the Hambantota oil tank farm and its land areas to Chinese organisation will take place by next month.

“As CPC Trade Union we urged the government to change their decision of hand over the Hambantota and Trincomalee oil tank farms to china and provide us an acceptable response", he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 24 July 2017 09:09 PM

    What???

    truth Monday, 24 July 2017 09:10 PM

    They think they have the right make losses and also to go on strike. Our nation is slowly but surely sinking with this type of people.

    JAN Monday, 24 July 2017 09:29 PM

    whos behind this want to topple this inefficient government this is not the correct way via DM Android App

    Thanos Monday, 24 July 2017 09:45 PM

    Joint opposition! Are you happy now?

    John Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:54 AM

    ....soon to be DISJOINTED!

    Dr, A,C,B. Jayaweera Monday, 24 July 2017 09:48 PM

    This is a black mark for the Govt and still they don't have a back bone, if they cannot handle hand it over to Sajith

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Monday, 24 July 2017 09:50 PM

    As public we cannot see any difference between the Dictator MR and Dictator RW.

    Haramanis Monday, 24 July 2017 09:54 PM

    Who is governing us???

    Jayantha Monday, 24 July 2017 09:54 PM

    At least now we know there's an effective Opposition party in this country.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 24 July 2017 09:54 PM

    I have never seen such a weak Government. Everyone is sloppy... in vain we voted them.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 24 July 2017 09:57 PM

    MR robbed Ok. but MS is sloppy and like a Pathola.

    Joseph Monday, 24 July 2017 10:01 PM

    Please include the Constitution project also

    go to HELL Monday, 24 July 2017 10:09 PM

    yahapalanaya go to hell

    Raja Monday, 24 July 2017 10:12 PM

    This govt does not represent the views of the majority.

    Mhf Monday, 24 July 2017 10:15 PM

    What is this?! Even essential services like petrol, electricity and water are not reliable

    ceylon Monday, 24 July 2017 10:41 PM

    traitors are destroying progress.same time stupid and leaderless government is desyroying the country and oeople. via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:27 AM

    apoint a new president.there is no president in the country. via DM Android App

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:27 PM

    it looks -via T/U non-performance LIOC overtakes

    Steve Tuesday, 25 July 2017 02:46 PM

    Thanks to IOC. Or else we would have to be JayWalkers

    ceylon Tuesday, 25 July 2017 04:55 PM

    dont blame these powerlessmoneyless strikers.all these happening due to brainlessdishonest puppet leadership of the country. via DM Android App


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