Postal workers have concluded a symbolic 48-hour strike protesting the sale of ancient postal buildings to an Indian company for a hotel project, leading to their eviction. The strike, initiated Wednesday (08), was declared as a 48-hour token protest.
The trade union had warned of escalating the protest into full professional action with the support of other government employees if their demands were not addressed. The United Postal Trade Union Front announced the end of the strike at yesterday (09) midnight, and postal workers are expected to resume their duties.
Chinthaka Bandara, co-convener of the United Postal Trade Union Front, assured that necessary measures have been taken to clear the backlog of nearly 10 lakh postal items accumulated during the strike.