Token strike against taxes successful: Govt says no token strike will disrupt services
The government says many public sector institutions are operative yesterday to provide service to the people, despite the 24-hour token strike launched by the professional Trade Union Alliance(PTUA).
The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Lalith de Alwis, has confirmed that all 107 depots are operating as per the regular timetable.
Accordingly, Alwis confirmed that all 107 depots are operating as scheduled as of 11.00 a.m yesterday(15) despite the multisectoral trade union strike taking place. He further revealed that apart from the trade union affiliated with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP), seven of the eight unions are cooperative.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of People’s Bank. Clive Fonseka, has confirmed that nearly 300 out of the 340 branches are fully functional.
Accordingly, Fonseka, who is also currently serving as the acting Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of People’s Bank, stated that 330 branched out of the 352 across the Island are fully functional, with attendance reported at over 75% as of 10.30 yesterday morning.
Earlier yesterday morning the General Manager of the Bank of Ceylon(BOC) confirmed that over 200 branches islandwide are operating as usual, unaffected by the token strike.
According, to Russuel Fonseka, stated that 265 branches, including the aHead Office and all other divisions, are operating, as usual, to serve the public with banking services.