Galle Port workers protest over Eastern Terminal issue | Daily News

Galle Port workers protest over Eastern Terminal issue

The Galle Ports Trade Union Confederation staged a protest on Friday against the handing the Colombo Port Eastern Terminal over to an Indian Company in solidarity of the trade union action by the Colombo Port Trade Union against the same.

The Galle port workers blocked the entrance of the port on the Colombo-Matara Main Road, shouting slogans.

All Ceylon Ports General Employees’ Union Galle Branch Secretary Sisira Saman Kirthi, Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya (NSS) Secretary Mahesh Kahandagamage and NSS Organiser Gayan Mohotti said that they will continue the union action to protect the Eastern Jetty.

The protesters urged that a black flag be hoisted in every home to protest the Government’s move to sell the Eastern Jetty.