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The Inter Company Employees Union today alleged that live bullets were used to disperse protesters against the private pension scheme in Katunayake this afternoon

ICEU President Vasantha Samarasinghe said that Trade Union action will be taken and called for the release of protesters in police custody.

More than 40 persons were injured in the police attack and being treated at the Ragama and Negambo hospitals, the ICEU said. The union said that they would continue to escalate action if the government did not withdraw the bill.

The Union also said that the attack was a planned attack and that they had provoked the employees who in turn had retaliated by staging a walk out. The Union said that the employees were then dispersed using tear gas and batons by the police and STF.

Meanwhile Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya stated that a special investigation has been initiated by the CID and a team has been sent to probe the clash which took place in Katunayake. (Nabbeela Hussein and SD)


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  • ajith Monday, 30 May 2011 11:11 AM

    Now the only help to abolish the EPF hijack is to rally round JVP and UNP .The message should go across the world as well. to UN and India.

    Bird Eye Monday, 30 May 2011 11:18 AM

    Unacceptable.

    UK TAMIL BOY Monday, 30 May 2011 11:30 AM

    END OF BEGINNING ...?

    Desha Monday, 30 May 2011 01:13 PM

    This is a good lesson for Police..(The Licenced Gangsters..) But two boys are dead by now.. This is Sri Lanka Police. They are a shame for other three forces heros in Sri Lanka.

    citizen1 Monday, 30 May 2011 02:52 PM

    Barbarians. Wonder who gave the ok.

    kane Monday, 30 May 2011 02:54 PM

    No, it is the beginning of an end!

    raju Monday, 30 May 2011 03:03 PM

    Namo namo maathaa appe Srilanka,namo namo namo maathaa.

    J Monday, 30 May 2011 03:28 PM

    This is why we want some "Controler" like UN.

    kamal Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:17 AM

    No this is the Beginning of the end

    PJ Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:19 AM

    we don't need an UN/US who act on double standard when it comes to human rights....


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