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The Cabinet has approved a proposal to grant the President and Prime Minister the power to appoint a high level committee to provide uninterrupted essential services at times of trade union action, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday.

“No proposal was made to appoint any individual, especially Minister Sarath Fonseka to head such a committee. The President and the Prime Minister will decide on the members of the committee which will comprise ministers and officials from different sectors as it is not one person’s responsibility,” he told a news conference.

The minister said this decision was taken after considering the inconveniences caused to the people by disrupting essential services.

“A proposal was made to set up a mechanism to provide uninterrupted essential services. It will have powers to act without oppressing trade unions that don’t cause any inconvenience to the people,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Senewi Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:04 PM

    The same committee has to be assigned to submit proposals to solve the requests made by trade unions.

    Banda Saturday, 06 May 2017 09:50 AM

    Its yours duty. Thays why you get the perks. Now you are appointing another set of people at our cost. I you are incapable just leave via DM Android App

    Selvyn Saturday, 06 May 2017 10:16 AM

    However action must be taken to give appropriate punishment to those activists resorting to sabotage activities via DM Android App

    Shelly. Saturday, 06 May 2017 02:21 PM

    This joint party Govt. must have clear cut policies on private sector involvement local and foreign joint ventures and stand on firm foot. If the two parties cannot agree on these policies better both parties resign and go for election. Anti Govt. elements make troubles because of the disunity within Govt. We cant go on like this any longer. via DM Android App


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