JVP to announce general strike date

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 June 2008, 17:34 GMT]
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leadership said Sunday the date for the general strike demanding a salary increase of five thousand rupees to public servants has been finalized. "We will announce the date of our general shut down Monday at a news conference," said JVP parliamentarian K.D.Lalkantha in the capacity of the President of the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC). NTUC which has a membership of one hundred trade unions is the front organization of the JVP in the trade union sector.

"We will give the government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse from Monday onwards until the day of strike to meet our demands. We will go ahead with our plans if they fail to respond favorably,"he added.

Lalkantha further said his party would not divulge the future plans of the proposed trade union action to avoid undemocratic intervention by the government


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