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Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective to launch an indefinite strike from midnight today demanding the government to halt the proposed agreement to be signed with India regarding the Trincomalee oil tanks, union said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, the CPC Union Media Spokesman Bandula Saman Kumara said after many failed discussions held with the Petroleum Resources Development Minister Chandima Weerakody they have decided to launch the island wide strike to safeguard the CPC and its resources.

Mr. Kumara said island wide oil distribution will be interrupted due to the trade union action.
“Oil will not be issued tomorrow from Kolonnawa, Muthurajawela, Sapugaskanda and the 12 oil storages established around the country,” he warned. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  • Gayan Sunday, 23 April 2017 11:03 PM

    People didnt vote for this govt to sell our assets. Even the election manifesto promise not to sell govt assets.

    bandara Monday, 24 April 2017 08:52 AM

    India is not a Genuine Trade partner, despite hardship we support to the trade union action.

    indika Monday, 24 April 2017 10:16 AM

    if the government sell oil tanks to India (IOC) then who will make the profit ??

    AjithZ Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:00 PM

    Trade unions making policy decisions now. Pathetic. If the government is making the correct decisions, they must stand by them. Also should not make wrong decisions paving way to all these trade unions to make a big fuss and strike. At the end of the day, its us the citizens who have to suffer.

    Bala Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:06 PM

    There is a curse on this country - it will never progress as long as these few short sighted activists rule the unintelligent and prevent doing anything useful. Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:15 PM

    Who is ruling this country? Trade unions or so called Yahapalana Govt.

    maru Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:16 PM

    they are supporting India anyway.. LIOC will make a fortune out of this strike via DM iOS App

    Muththa Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:22 PM

    Indians are trying to grab and control the entire oil refining, distribution to have a stranglehold on our country.THEY DID IT TO NEPAL VERY EFFECTIVELY, NOT SO LONG AGO. Sometimes the trade unions are RIGHT.

    Rajitha Seneviratne Monday, 24 April 2017 10:36 PM

    For the first time in my life I am supporting a trade union action despite all the hardships.The people of yesteryear built that massive complex of oil tanks and handed it over to us to be passed on to the next generations to come.How dare we sell them out to India?Those are not ours to sell. They belong to the people who paid tax money back in the day and the courageous leadership back then.Mr. Prime Minister please sell your grandfather's grave to India that would be more honorable than selling things don't belong to you Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:29 PM

    Trade unions cannot bring Mahinda R back to power. Peel the onions sorting out recyclable, degradable.......

    Shelly. Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:35 PM

    Though Govt. has options actions of both sides lead to utter confusion. As long as your jobs are secured you have no right to stop Govt. in making decisions. via DM Android App

    Dee Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:31 PM

    Give more and more facilities to IOC. Lets all shift to IOC . let the CPC oil rot in their tanks.

    RW Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:31 PM

    Meetotamulla case closed via DM iOS App

    Dilan Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:13 PM

    If public sector is wasting all the governments money and are constantly loss making then the government should give them to the private sector.... these trade unions are more worried about loosing their commissions than nation resources....

    JAN Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:14 PM

    Why give our Assests to INDIA we can manage all our valued Asserts at Profit Why YAHAPALANAYA doing same thing as MR does via DM Android App

    Kadiya Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:02 PM

    I bet hey'd go ahead even if the country was in the throes of another tsunami or a mega earthquake. Strike the iron while it's hot seem to be their motto, GMOA's too!!!

    nick Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:01 PM

    if i was the president I will tell this guys they have 2 hours to get back ok to work or else will fill all the vacancies with the army personals & those who call the strike will be no longer have their job unfortunately Im not the president via DM Android App

    AA Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:42 PM

    CPC anyway running at a loss. o the unions can add to the loss. We will get the petrol from IOC.

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:03 PM

    if we own oil well no question over it - keep away the childish move - think about the country - how many billions US dollars per Annam to service this sector - right time to go for a support - who support the transport industry, Pharmaceuticals and other vital industries in Sri Lanka?

    Nissanka Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:37 PM

    For once the trade unions are fighting for an important issue. People appreciate your stand

    Titanic Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:59 PM

    Red guys are behind via DM Android App

    Gayan Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:19 PM

    Cannot develop the country by selling our assets.

    Gayan Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:21 PM

    CPC is the most profitable govt entity in SL.FYI.

    Gayan Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:24 PM

    The curse of our country has always been those two face politicians who sell off our profit making assets.

    Lawry Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:30 PM

    Is it better to sell our marbles to China? or to USA for that matter?

    Dan Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:10 PM

    Who is unintelligent, are you talking about yourself or politicians???

    sudath fernando Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:13 PM

    President and the govt were given powers to rule the country.This is democratically elected govt. Majority voted for them.It's not the trade union who owns this assets. It is the govt who owns it. Employees should not think they are the owners of those institutions. Why are they worried?Private sector employees work as employees. Even their owner sell it to another party they are not bothered. Govt sector employees think they own their institutions.

    kondaya77 Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:13 PM

    Socialism at it's best! When people without brains try to run government policies.

    Mandy Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:14 PM

    Our corporations are making profits becaue of lack of competition with low productivity. To move forward we need institutions with high productivity so that every cent we spend on wages is of high value through high productivity. Now we spend a days wage for eight hours but only 4 hours work output and that money thereby loses value.

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