Private sector pension bill completely withdrawn – Labour Minister
June 3, 2011 02:36 pm
Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge says that the Government has completely withdrawn the draft private sector pension bill. Sri Lanka braced for protests by opposition and trade unionists after a young factory worker in the country’s main free trade zone died of his injuries Wednesday following a between police and protestors.
Roshan Chanaka, 21, was among some 250 employees in the free trade zone at Katunayaka near Colombo who were injured when police opened fire on a demonstration against a private sector pension scheme.