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Postal strike today and tomorrow

All government post offices across the country would be closed today and tomorrow as postal workers stage a two day strike, Joint Postal Trade Union Front (JPTUF) said.

JPTUF Convener Chinthaka Bandara told that their protest was against the government decision to sell some world heritage buildings belonging to the Postal Department, especially in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Galle.

Bandara said about 5,000 post offices, sub post offices and estate post offices would be affected by the strike.

Delivery and acceptance of mail, handling of foreign mail etc would come to a standstill, Bandra said.

The convener said if the government failed to resolve the issue the protesters would launch an indefinite strike on June 26.

Meanwhile, Post and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H. Abdul Haleem, while condemning his workers’ decision to launch the two day strike as an unjust act claimed that there was no government decision to privatise those historic buildings and they only wanted to restore those buildings.

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