COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Several trade unions have threatened to launch a massive strike action next week, if the government fails to withdraw the recent tax revision.
Unions attached to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Ceylon Electricity Board along with the Government Medical Officers’ Association, university lecturers and banking unions staged a token strike yesterday.
They are continuously demanding the government to rescind the new amendment to the Inland Revenue Act which was passed in Parliament last year.
Unions claim that taxing at such high rates is unreasonable at a time when they are struggling to meet daily expenses.
Accordingly, they have threatened to launch a major strike action on the 17th of February, if the government continues to ignore their demand.