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Lanka workers oppose proposed oil deal with India

Colombo : Workers’s of Sri Lanka’s state-runpetroleum firm are set to launch an indefinite strike from Monday against the government’s proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective workers have threatened to cripple entire transportation sector in the country.

Lanka and India are expected to sign an agreement to jointly invest and develop the Trincomalee Port and establish a petroleum refinery and other industries there. The workers have three demands which include getting government to stop outright ownership of 14 World War II oil storage tanks in the eastern port district of Trincomalee.PTI

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