The largest Nurses Trade Union Public Services Nurses Union (PSNU) has threatened to launch an Island Wide Strike of Government Hospital Nurses from 15th of January 2012 if the Health Ministry has failed to give permanent solutions for 11 of their service demands according to the Union President Ven.Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero.
The Demands including the implementation of delayed Nurses Constitution,Increase the Uniform Allowance and implementing the Nursing Degree Course are even acceptable as reasonable demands by the Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena Ven.Ananda Thero said.
The Executive Committee of the PSNU met recently unanimously decided to go for an island wide strike if the authorities failed to give prompt solutions for nurses demands he further added
Thirteen United National Party (UNP) supporters who were remanded till 02nd of January in connection of damaging the properties of UNP Headquarters at "Sirikotha" on last monday were released today (22)on bail by Nugegoda Magistrate.
The accused who were released today included UNP Provincial Council Members Maithri Gunaratne and Srilal Lakthilake.