Public employees, Marxist party demonstrate in Colombo

Feb 22, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka public sector demonstrated in capital Colombo today demanding relief from the economic hardships.

A section of the employees of the Government Press led by the Trade Union Alliance of the Government Press held a protest demonstration today in front of the Government Press during the lunch hour.

The employees demanded the government to increase the cost of living allowance to Rs. 3,000 and reduce the petroleum prices.

The members of the All Sri Lanka Health Employees Union held a protest outside the Colombo National Hospital today demanding increase of uniform allowance and making casual employees permanent.

Meanwhile the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today launched a petition singing campaign in front of the Fort Railway Station, urging the government to reduce fuel prices. JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva, MPs Sunil Handunneththi and Vijitha Herath participated at the event.

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