Written by Keshala Dias
24 Apr, 2017 | 9:27 pm
The strike action launched by the Petroleum Trade Union Collective has been called off following successful discussions with the Prime Minister.Earlier today, April 24, a meeting held between the Petroleum Trade Union Collective and Minister Chandima Weerakkody was unsuccessful.
The Petroleum Trade Union Collective thereby held discussions with the Prime Minister at Temple Trees.
The petroleum trade union action cited three demands for the strike action which commenced at midnight and has now ended.
Members of the Petroleum Trade Union Collective held discussions on the strike at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development with subject Minister Chandima Weerakkody.
As a decision could not be reached during the meeting, the Minister had left stating that he is to meet with President Maithripala Sirisena.
The strike action was launched last night, April 23, against the failure of the government to stop the agreement of handing over the fuel tanks in Trincomalee to India and requesting for the oil refinery that is being newly constructed at the Hambantota port be handed over to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
In addition to this, demands were also made for the renovation of the Sapugaskanda refinery.
It is hoped that operations will quickly return to normal now that the strike has been called off.
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