Teacher unions say they will not suspend the trade union action despite threats levelled by the government.
Speaking to media during a vehicle parade heading to Colombo, the Chief Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said a court order has been issued barring protests adding they respect the judiciary and the country’s laws and therefore will adhere to the court order.
He however said the country’s Constitution and Trade Union Ordinance have provisions ensuring their rights to protest.
Jayasinghe said they informed Police that they will travel on the left lane of the road while adhering to quarantine regulations.
The Chief Secretary of the Union said the vehicle protest will go up to the Presidential Secretariat.
He claimed the 265,000 teachers and principals in the country will not give up on their struggle despite threats of arrests, legal action or death.