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The strike launched by the workers of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning was called off a short while ago.

Airport Sri Lanka Freedom Party Union (ASFPU) Convener M.W.P Muhandiram said the authorities had agreed to increase the basic salary of the Airport employees by Rs. 10,000.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe had met the protesters this evening. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

Pics by Reka Tharangani

  Comments - 5

  • Abhinav Tuesday, 03 April 2018 05:31 PM

    Once again the government has shown they do not have a spine and give in to labor demands.. If they do this today and win, what will stop them from doing it again after a month. Salary increment happens on performance, not staging a protest! Elected officials needs to do what is right as opposed to personal gains from staying in power.

    Appu Tuesday, 03 April 2018 05:52 PM

    What is they demand the pay increase by 1 million? People in this country only know how to disrupt law and order. Never think of any contribution and gain benifits to the entire country

    Lankave Tuesday, 03 April 2018 06:11 PM

    Very bad precedence. They should have gone into a negotiated settlement. Now every union will try to hinder the essential services for a pay rise. Essential services should be bard from strike action. However this is ape lankava. Banana republic.

    concern Tuesday, 03 April 2018 06:22 PM

    That means if they did not protest they will not receive their demands. Couldn't the authority and the union do this in more dignified manner without causing inconvenience to the public.

    SAM Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:38 AM

    There certainly have to be a political hand in it at the correct time.

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