The dispute at the Embilitpitiya Paper Mills will be sorted out in two days time. Secretary to the Ministry of State Resources and Entrepreneurial Development Willie Gamage said that employees will receive salary arrears.
He said that a crisis prevailed during the last two months due to the arrears that had to be paid to the workers. As a result of the discussion between the President, the Finance Secretary and the Minister, an agreement had been reached to pay the arrears by Wednesday. He called upon everyone concerned to exercise patience and cooperate with the programme that is to be implemented.