Written by Lahiru Fernando
28 Nov, 2017 | 9:34 pm
Central Expressway construction workers started to protest today, November 28, citing the dangers and lack of safety standards in their working environment.
Protests began after an expressway construction worker passed away after being electrocuted on Monday, November 27.
According to the News 1st correspondent, a group of construction workers protested from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya along the expressway following the incident.
The construction workers are raising concern that Chinese nationals involved in the project cannot help in the event of an emergency, as they are not familiar with either English or Sinhala languages.
The electrocuted worker was kept at the site for over 30 minutes because there was no emergency service at the site.
“It took 45 minutes to take the individual that was electrocuted to the hospital. The Chinese nationals here do not understand us,” – said a construction worker.
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