The Port Joint Trade Union Alliance has decided to stage a joint protest on the 8th of December demanding the protection of resources and services of the petroleum, port and energy sectors with attempts to sell such resources.
Accordingly, the protest will be held at noon on the 8th of December opposite the Colombo Fort Railway Station.
The Alliance said they will reach the President’s House in a protest march and hand over a petition to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The main demand of the protest is the immediate withdrawal of the Cabinet Paper tabled by the present administration to sell 13 acres of land that is crucial for the future development of the Port to a Chinese firm.
General Secretary of the All Ceylon General Port Employees’ Union Niroshan Gorakanage speaking to media yesterday said employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Ceylon Electricity Board together with all affiliated trade unions will not hesitate to engage in a struggle if the government does not heed their demands and withdraw the Cabinet Paper.