Current state of Sri Lanka due to trade union strikes

Over 40 trade unions have decided to engage in a protest today in order to demonstrate their opposition against the unfair tax policies of the government.

The Professional Trade Union Alliance (PUTA) has announced their strike today (Mar. 15).

Accordingly, 47 trade unions including doctors, specialist medical officers, university professors, banking empliyees, road development employees, electrical engineers, and employees of the petroleum corporation are to engage in the protest.

The trade unions of principals, teachers, health services, nurses, state administration services, professional services have extended their support to the strike.

Multiple trade unions are engaged in the protest claiming several benefits form the government.

Sources state that certain railway services are not functioning.

However, public and private buses are said to operating as usual.

Meanwhile, several services have been hampered.

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