Written by Staff Writer
13 Jan, 2014 | 4:51 pm
The Ministry of Sugar Industry Development conducted a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on Sunday.
Subject Minister Lakshman Seneviratne expressed views with regards to the hunger strike staged by the employees of the Pelwatte Sugar Factory.
Minister of The Ministry of Sugar Development Lakshman Seneviratne said: ” There is only space for 1000 employees , however we were paying salaries for 5000. When we decided to promote 200 workers after ten years, a group of employees climbed on to the roof. We see external forces behind this . If we heeded the calls of the employees , we will have to terminate 500 employess . That is why we had to take this decision. There are two sides to a coin . People only saw one side of it, the real story was not conveyed to the public.”
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