The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has strongly condemned the decision by teachers’ and principals’ trade unions to stage a protest campaign tomorrow.
Speaking during a media briefing at the party headquarters this morning, Minister SM Chandrasena charged trade union leaders of attempting to plunge the country into an abyss at a time when the country is recovering from its largest COVID-19 wave.
Minister Chandrasena said the public adhered to health guidelines when trade unions staged previous protests that prompted the public to violate health regulations.
The Minister claimed providing solutions to trade unions demands is futile.
Joining the media briefing Parliamentarian Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said Sri Lanka must be pleased with the progress made in the COVID-vaccination drive.
MP Tennakoon said the biggest issue faced in Sri Lanka and the world over is the COVID-19 pandemic adding the only solution is vaccinations.
The Parliamentarian thanked the government, the President, the Prime Minister, the health and other sectors involved in the progress.
He claimed 98 percent of the population above the age of 20 years amounting to 14.5 million have been administered at least one COVID-vaccine dose.
The Minister said only a few countries in the world had been able to achieve this feat.