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Hidden agenda in appointing commission on salary issue: Gammanpila

29 August 2018 03:17 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The decision to appoint a commission, supposedly for the purpose of solving the salary issues of railway employees, was a tactic to kill time until military personnel sent to India to be trained as train drivers, get back to fill in the void that is created when railway unions go on strike in the future, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) alleged.

President Maithripala Sirisena in his discussion with railway trade unions had assured them that the salary anomalies that exist would be rectified before October 31 by appointing a commission.

PHU Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said this Government was fully aware that the commission was a red herring and would not produce any solution before the due date.“It is only a tactic being used until the army personnel sent to India return and are available to the government in case of an emergency,” the MP said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • Lankaboy Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:48 AM

    That message shows what you guys really want in this country.. STRIKE and suffering of the people..just to get you guys in charge of money and power..

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:55 AM

    Was it ever thought that salary anomalies could be also resolved with salary cuts?

    Voter Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:03 AM

    This man is really mad why dont we just look him up

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:04 AM

    THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG! Now we know who are the architects behind these wild-cat strikes!! The Government should first lock up these anti-social elements before dealing with the strikers.

    lkboy Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:05 AM

    It probably may be a farce, but no government tried to rectify this issue as I know.

    joshua Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:29 AM

    yes, now we know who is behind the strikes. These petty minded power hungry JO politicians will do anything to destabilize the country and come in to power.

    Sincere Wednesday, 29 August 2018 06:19 PM

    So, reveal it!

    Ghost Thursday, 30 August 2018 07:35 AM

    'The Man Who knows too Much'!!!

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