The island-wide token strike launched by postal workers at 4pm yesterday based on 24 demands is currently underway.
Postal workers expressed their regret over inconveniences the public may face owing to the strike action that will continue till midnight today.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Post and Telecommunication Services Union Chinthaka Bandara speaking to NewsRadio said all employees will not engage in services today.
He said the trade union action was launched for the future of the postal industry and expressed hope that the government will respond to their demands promptly.
The strike is expected to disrupt operations at the Colombo Central Mail Exchange, 653 post offices, and 3,410 sub-post offices.
Bandara said the strike is focused on addressing issues faced by employees of the Postal Department and concerns faced during distributions.
Bandara said discussions held last afternoon with the Secretary of the Ministry of Posts were futile, adding, therefore, they decided to withdraw from services and proceed with the union action.