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A move to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the Army Commander or the Overall commander for two years, claiming to instill discipline in the country was highly criticized by several leading state trade unions including the GMOA, teachers’ unions and labour unions.

“We were forced to go for an alliance with all trade unions with the government’s decision to appoint Sarath Fonseka to discipline the country,” they said.

The trade union alliance said the government had strengthened the TUs by moving their pawn Fonseka to the battlefield which gave them more courage to get together and reverse the government policy on SAITM and other efforts to privatize state education.

Addressing a media conference held in Colombo, GMOA Additional Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the association had discussions with most of the key TUs in the country to work towards defeating what it called the government’s alleged double standards over private education institutions.

“It is the government that powered TUs toward this major move. Authorities will witness a series of protests and several other trade union actions paralyzing the country’s whole sectors. All trade unions have agreed unconditionally to support us to ensure the country’s education,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • abey Friday, 28 April 2017 11:08 AM

    Prez is not doing this right. Most of the public knows that TUs, specially the doctors union are hell bent on getting their 'pound of flesh' using every dirty trick. Also public is generally against them but the Govt has failed totally to get their message to the public.

    Gamaya Friday, 28 April 2017 11:08 AM

    Why don't the GMOA and every other union takeover the country? So no need to have governent or elections!

    Patriotic Thambiya Friday, 28 April 2017 11:16 AM

    So Field Marshal, lets start with the Politician and then these so called saviors of the masses the patriotic TU's and then the general population, cause change must be effected from the TOP!

    Freddy Jong Friday, 28 April 2017 11:19 AM

    So, why are all these big talkers starting to fear at the mention of Fonseka. Because, Fonseka will not give a care to these big talkers.

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Friday, 28 April 2017 06:06 AM

    Why are they worried so much about it. If they believe that they are disciplined, nothing to worry.(enough is enough)

    REALPATRIOT. Friday, 28 April 2017 06:04 AM

    Of course a bitter MEDICINE for all those WHO TRY to block the FOWARD MARCH OF THE COUNTRY .SPECIALY FOR JOKERS FRONT. AND GMOA. via DM Android App

    Jamalji Friday, 28 April 2017 07:02 AM

    Correct action. This will save public being inconvenienced and trade unionists being hammered. If not implemented, doctors would be the first prey.

    ANTON Friday, 28 April 2017 07:03 AM

    E ..... E ..... E ..... IDI ...... IDI .... IDI ..... AMEN !

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 28 April 2017 07:17 AM

    People will also get together to face the severe hardship caused by these so called patriotic trade unions. They were in a great slumber during the MR/GR regime.

    Titanic Friday, 28 April 2017 07:16 AM

    for what you guys dont want to ptotest mad fellows via DM Android App


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