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Worker's Rights

Worker's Rights

  • Uproar in Upcountry in Sri Lanka Read more >

    Uproar in Upcountry in Sri Lanka

    ( Plucking tea leaves is mainly done by women workers manually in Sri Lanka ©s.deshapriya) Upcountry plantation workers are up in arms for the past one week demanding a thousand rupee increase to their basic salary. In the past one week unlike in the previous agitations staged by the Upcountry plantation workers, almost all the […]

  • Political justice is not enough to rebuild Sri Lanka Read more >

    Political justice is not enough to rebuild Sri Lanka

    ( Selling fish in Negambo fish market, August 2016 ©s.deshapriya) by Timothy Ryan. For Sri Lanka, gender equity will be fundamental to a stable, peaceful and equitable future The civil war that raged for 26 years in Sri Lanka was always about more than political grievances. The politics were rooted in economic and social disenfranchisement […]

  • Worker Rights Violations Rampant in Jaffna, Sri Lanka Read more >

    Worker Rights Violations Rampant in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    ( Jaffna July 2015 : A worker renovating Jaffna Fort poses for a photographs while working  ©s.deshapriya) The 2009 end of Sri Lanka’s civil war was an opportunity for workers to return to the security and protections of the formal economy, which had been destabilized by 26 years of violence. However, a new Solidarity Center […]

  • Bank Employees’ Protest Overwhelms Pettah Read more >

    Bank Employees’ Protest Overwhelms Pettah

    Colombo Pettah was virtually inundated with a sea of people when bank employees who staged a one day strike against the budget held a protest opposite Fort Railway Station yesterday (15th). Employees of 8 state banks and 13 private banks joined strike action against the budget for removing pawning and leasing from state banks, slashing […]

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