Monday, May 20, 2013

Trade Unions To Launch An Island Wide General Strike Tomorrow(21)

The Trade Unions representing various government professionals are to  be launched an one day island wide general strike tomorrow(21) as a protest against recent electricity tariff hike.the unions representing teachers,lawyers ,university teachers and other professionals are due to participate this one day general strike according to trade union alliance which  coordinate this strike.

The trade unions attach to leftist Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna (JVP)and main opposition United National Party(UNP) are due to lead this strike while some of the major health trade unions have decided to refrain from strike due to their personal problems with one of the  trade union leaders who is leading this strike.

Met Department Has Warned Public Over Floods And Rising Water Levels

The meteorology department has warned the public  to be in alert over the rising water levels of Gin and Nilwala rivers in southern province as few surrounding areas have already submerged.the areas pitabaddara,paandugama and tawalama were already under floods  the department has said.

The met department in it's latest weather forecast has said that the prevailing rainy weather will continue and thunder showers are expected in western,sabaragamuwa,southern and  central provinces.

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