Private bus companies and teachers union lead Colombo protests

Private bus companies and teachers union lead Colombo protests

Private bus companies and teachers union lead Colombo protests

Written by Staff Writer

25 Mar, 2015 | 10:25 pm

Two protests were staged in Colombo on Wednesday citing various demands and grievances.

Several representatives from a number of bus companies, including the Inter – Provincial Private Bus Company, staged a protest opposite the Ministry of Internal Transport in Maradana.

They demanded that a unified timetable be implemented with immediate effect. Later on, a few protesters entered the Ministry in order to discuss their problems, and find a solution.

Even though police who arrived at the scene and  requested the protesters to allow the group to exit the premises, the protesters did not obey police orders.

Once again, a group of protesters entered the Ministry in order to hold discussions.

Meanwhile, the Lanka Teacher Services Union engaged in a protest in Colpetty on Wednesday, demanding that the Interim Administrative Board of the Education Co-operative be removed.

They charge that the arbitrary appointment of members cannot be accepted under any circumstance. Even though the protesters attempted to march towards the Prime Minister’s office, they were barred by the police.

Later on, while the group carried out the protest near the Prime Minister’s office, two members were summoned inside.

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