Trade Unions meet Ex-President on controversial LNG deal

Trade Unions meet Ex-President on controversial LNG deal

Trade Unions meet Ex-President on controversial LNG deal

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Oct, 2021 | 7:20 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Trade Union representatives met with Former President Maithripala Sirisena and members of political parties affiliated with the government, to discuss matters surrounding the controversial Kerawalapitiya Power Plant deal.

The meeting took place at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party headquarters in Colombo and saw representatives from 11 political parties affiliated with the government, present for the meet.

At the meeting, it was decided to discuss with the President on the need to protect national resources.

Ranjan Jayalal, the General Secretary of the CEB Employees Union said the political party representatives understood the government made a wrong move.

‘Yet, they are not in a position to say if it is right or wrong,” he said noting that all efforts will be made to defeat this effort undertaken by the government.

Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila who also attended the meeting said another meeting will be called for with the Trade Union representatives, however, declined to comment on his position against the sale of national assets.

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara who is also the leader of the Democratic Left Front stressed national assets should not be sold and said that efforts will be made to ensure it does not happen.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena stressed the need to rebuild the country and there is no need to seize the power or topple a government.

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