Trade Unions representing the energy, petroleum, and ports sectors say they will hold discussions on Friday with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith pertaining to the move by the government to sell national assets to foreign entities and several other matters.
Union leaders informed NewsRadio that they have already held talks with several religious leaders and politicians over the sale of national assets.
The General Secretary of the All Ceylon General Port Employee Union, Niroshan Gorakanage said during the past two weeks they held discussions with several parties.
He said they raised concerns pertaining to a number of matters including the presentation of a Cabinet Paper to sell 13 acres of land belonging to the Colombo Harbour, handing over several handling functions and services of the harbour to a private company, the Trincomalee oil farm, the re-negotiation of the contract with the Indian Oil Company which expires next year pertaining to handing over several filling stations and the move to vest 40 percent of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to a US company.
Gorakanage said they hope to meet the Cardinal and educate him on the adverse impact such decisions will have on the energy, petroleum, and ports sectors and also the country in general.