Petroleum Unions Call Off Strike: Talks With PM Successful


Petroleum trade unions attached to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) last night called off the strike they began at midnight on Sunday night.

The petroleum trade unions called off their strike after discussion with the Prime Minister late last night.

The trade unions said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had promised he would not sign any document relating to the Trincomalee harbour on his trip to India which begins today. 

The trade unions are protesting Sri Lanka’s deal with India to develop the oil tanks in Trincomalee.

Sri Lanka currently jointly manages 15 of the 99 oil tankers together with India.

The proposed deal would extend to the other 84 oil tanks at Trincomalee.




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