Sri Lanka postal strike ends

Nov 21, Colombo: The strike launched by the postal workers of Sri Lanka has ended following the discussions between the postal worker trade unions and the Minister of Postal Services, Jeewan Kumaratunga.

The postal workers have decided to call off the strike following the discussions with the Minister Kumaratunga this morning (21), the national news agency Lankapuwath reported.

The unions are expected to re-commence operations from this afternoon.

The postal services trade unions have commenced trade union action on November 14 calling for the immediate removal of the Post master General who has been accused of massive corruption.

The trade union action has crippled the postal service in the country and piled up over 1.8 million letters in the Central Mail Exchange without being sorted.

The Trade Union Collective Spokesman, Chinthaka Bandara has said that nearly 1.4 million normal letters and 400,000 registered letters have been accumulated in the Central Mail Exchange while a large number of letters in island wide post offices have also been accumulated.

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