It is reported that the trade union action launched by the Collective of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Unions since yesterday (23rd) has been temporarily called off today evening after the Prime Minister gave a written assurance that no agreement would be signed to hand over any Sri Lankan resource including the oil tank farm at Trincomallee during his Indian visit,
Earlier, a discussion held with the Minister of Petroleum & Petroleum Gas Chandima Weerakkody regarding the demands put forward by the had not been successful and the President had not agreed for the discussion that was to be held to get a written promise to end the strike.
The Collective of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Unions launched strike action yesterday (23rd) demanding he government to stop immediately handing over the oil tank farm at Trincomalee to Indian Oil Company (IOC), maintain the fuel tanks at Hambanthota Harbour without handing it over to any foreign company and to allocate funds to restore the dilapidated refinery.
The convener of the Collective of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Unions D.F. Rajakaruna participating in a press conference held yesterday (23rd) said the strike would be continued until a satisfactory solution is received from the government.