By Indika Sri Aravinda
Samurdhi officers have decided to suspend their participation in dengue eradication programmes islandwide until disciplinary action is taken against Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva for tying a Samurdhi officer to a tree today.
President of the All Ceylon Samurdhi Workers Association Nishantha Udawatta speaking to Daily Mirror online said that all associations affiliated to the Samurdhi Authority have decided to support the strike and will also seek legal action against the Deputy Minister.
Deputy Minister Silva tied a Samurdhi Officer to a mango tree this afternoon over his failure to attend a dengue prevention programme in Kelaniya last week. (Daily Mirror online)