The UNP has called on the government to grant a salary increment of Rs.10,000 to the working masses and says would continue to agitate for it.
The party has claimed that the government has failed to grant a decent salary increment in the budget.
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on everyone to join forces in order to push the government to grant the much needed salary increment.
He told a protest in Fort that while the government granted a Rs. 400 salary increment to soldiers who fought for four or five years and brought victory to the country, Karuna who fought the soldiers got Rs,100,000 a month.
According to Wickremesinghe, everyone should unite in the effort to fight for a salary increment regardless of party affiliations.
The UNP is to hold protest campaigns in work places and is to end the first phase of this struggle by conducting a massive protest campaign in Colombo on January 26.