MP Arjuna Ranatunga meets protesting Hambantota Port employees

MP Arjuna Ranatunga meets protesting Hambantota Port employees

MP Arjuna Ranatunga meets protesting Hambantota Port employees

Written by Keshala Dias

08 Dec, 2016 | 9:57 pm

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga met with the employees of the Hambantota Port who were staging the demonstration.

MP Arjuna asked the employees not to be afraid of their job. The minister said however that he cannot give an assurance over their demands, as these decisions are not taken by the Ports Authority.

He went on to that he does not know as to what kind of name the Magampura Port will take and that he is still trying to increase the share they are receiving.

“I am someone who does not agree with 20%, I am someone who argues for 50%. As a Minister of this Government I will do my best to increase this share”, he said. “As the Minister if I can’t guarantee your employment then what is the point of remaining in this post”, he queried.

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