Petroleum Trade Unions’ Collective Calls off Satyagraha Campaign Against CPC Privatization Plans


In a recent development, the Petroleum Trade Unions’ Collective has decided to call off their Satyagraha campaign that was staged outside the Kolonnawa Petroleum Terminal premises. The protest was organized on the 27th of March, as a mark of dissent against the government’s purported efforts to privatize the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

Sources state that the decision to terminate the Satyagraha campaign was made following a special discussion held by the trade union collective on the 28th of March. While the government’s stance on the matter remains unchanged, the trade unions have taken a step back from their agitation to reconsider their strategy.

This move by the Petroleum Trade Unions’ Collective has come as a surprise to many, especially since the issue of privatization of the CPC has been a long-standing bone of contention between the government and trade unions. However, it remains to be seen what the next course of action will be, and whether the government will take this opportunity to open up a dialogue with the trade unions and resolve the matter amicably.

Fuel distribution has started from Kolonnawa and Miturarajawela terminals today at 6 am and the police and armed forces will further assist them in this. And giving further comments, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera says that there are enough fuel stocks in the country


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