Thursday, October 12, 2017

Government Pharmacists To Launch A Continuous Island Wide Trade Union Action From Monday

Image result for pharmacistGovernment Pharmacists have decided to resort  a continuous Island Wide trade union action from next Monday(16) by demanding to restore the suspended work list of Government Pharmacists attached to Provincial Drug stores throughout the Island which suspended by Director General of Health Services Dr.Jayasundara Bandara recently without vesting any work to those Pharmacists according to the Government Pharmacists Union.

The Executive committee of the Pharmacists Union is due to meet this Sunday(15) to decide the nature of the trade union action due to launch  the president of the Union Ajith Thilakaratne has stated.

Director General Of Health Services Dr.Bandara has suspended the work list of Pharmacists attached to provincial Drug Stores and due to this a group of people who do not have any knowledge on drugs are currently handling the issuing of drugs to provincial hospitals he has stressed.

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Colombo Crimes Division Arrested A Former Army Soldier With A Firearm

Colombo crimes division had today (12)arrested a
former army soldier with a firearm and eight live bullets in his possession in Thelawala,Mount Lavinia area.

The firearm and the bullers were  hidden inside the almirah at the suspect's room and he was sold another firearm to other person in  previous occassion it has been reported.

The suspect is due to produce before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate court tomorrow (13).



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Railway Trade Unions Have Temporarily Suspended Their Strike

Railway trade unions have temporarily suspended
their strike launched since last evening (11)after the  discussion held with president's secretary this evening.

During the discussion Presidential Secretary has given a written assuarance to the trade unions on solving their demands through a committee.

Although the Railway trade unions representing Train drivers and Railway guards had suspended their strike the train services will be returned to normalcy fully from tomorrow morning (13) according to the authorities.

However a limited number of trains are beingoperated tonight and the night mail train is not running today they have said.

Conveners Of Inter University Students Federation And Inter University Bhikku Students Federation Have Been Remanded Over Anti SAITM Protest

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has today(12) remanded the convener of Inter University Students Federation(IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekare and convener of the Inter University Bhikku Students Federation Tampitiye Sugathanande Thero over organizing a Anti SAITM Protest march by violating the court order ,until 26 th of October.

The protest march was conducted from Town Hall to Colpetty on Tuesday and the protesters have been dispersed by the riot police at Colpetty Junction by using Tear Gas and Water cannons.

The suspects have been remanded after they have been appeared  before the court today to face another case filed against them.

ASP In Tangalle Who Has Been Charged Over Assaulting A Youth In Hambanthota Has Been Transferred

Image result for transferAssistant Superintendent Of Police(ASP) in Tangalle Thushara Daluwatte who has been charged over assaulting a youth who involved in the protest march conducted by Joint Opposition group last week at Hamabanthota against handing over Mattala Airport and Hambanthota Harbour to foreign countries ,has been transferred to Matara with immediate effect.

The transfer was made as per an instructions of the National Police Commission.

An investigation is currently  underway on the assault case under the instructions of Inspector General of Police(IGP)

One of the organizers of the protest march UPFA MP Namal Rajapakshe recently had severely criticized the assaulting of a youth by ASP Daluwatte during the protest march held in Hambanthota.

Railway Trade Unions To Continue Their Strike After The Discussion With Transport Minister Fails

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Railway trade unions have decided to continue the strike they have started yesterday(11) evening until  received solutions for their demands after failing to reach an agreement during a discussion held with Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De silva today(12).

Due to the Railway strike launched by Train drivers and Railway guards without prior notice public especially employees and students have faced enormous difficulties since last evening as all Train services started from Colombo fort and Maradana Railway stations have been cancelled by the authorities as a result of the strike.

As a result of the strike most of the office trains scheduled to begin this morning from Colombo Fort and Maradana Railway stations have been cancelled and only 12 train journeys conducted during morning session according to the Railway authorities.

Meanwhile Railway Authorities have stated that they have taken steps to conduct maximum Train journeys throughout the day by using the Railway workers who have reported to work and also with the collaboration with  Sri Lanka Transport Board(SLTB) have planned to utilized more SLTB Buses for transport activities of the convenience of Train passengers.

Meanwhile  Deputy Transport Minister Ashok Abeysinghe has stated that Government will declare the Train service as an essential service.

According to reports Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva has decided to take an advice of Attorney General to take a legal action against Railway Trade Unions over launching a strike at 5 p.m yesterday although they have earlier announced the strike will be launched from 12 in the midnight.

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