COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says the government will not ignore the rights of working people in the name of any agreement.
Issuing a message to mark the International Worker’s Day, Prime Minister Gunawardena said Sri Lankans celebrate the 137th International Labour Day in a land with an immemorial history nourished by the blood and sweat of the working people.
The Premier noted that today Sri Lanka celebrate the Workers’ Day amidst the reminiscence of an unprecedented economic crisis in history.
The Prime Minister said many countries in the world that faced such crises were rebuilt with the strength of the working people and Sri Lanka is also gifted with that huge asset.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said “the farmers took the initiative to rebuild our economy. First, the farmers took the lead in making the country self-sufficient. Thus there was a new awakening in every field. Therefore, on World Labour Day, we resolve to strive for a better future than the one we were in.”
Premier Gunawardena called on all Sri Lankans to move forward based on the decisions made through a tripartite discourse of government, employer, and employee.
The Prime Minister in his message said “we have rendered many victories to the working people of our country. On this World Day of the Workers, let’s make the country a growing economy based on those victories, reverse the efforts of conspiratorial forces, safeguard the hard won rights and build our motherland.”