By Indika Sri Aravinda
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has invited Samurdhi officials for talks on Wednesday to resolve the dispute created over the actions of Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva.
Joint Samurdhi trade union co-convener Nishantha Udawatta speaking to Daily Mirror online said that several government Ministers are expected to attend the talks but was not sure if Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva will also attend the talks.
Samurdhi officials are continuing their boycott of dengue prevention programs in protest over Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva’s actions last week where he tied a Samurdhi official to a tree over his failure to attend a dengue prevention program.
Udawatta said that a one week deadline will be issued to the government on Wednesday during the talks demanding that the Deputy Minister publicly apologize for his actions failing which a complaint will be lodged with the human rights commission.
Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella had said last week that a group of government members including cabinet ministers were going to meet President Mahinda Rajapakse in order to request him to take drastic action against Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva’s conduct. (Daily Mirror online)