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FTZ Workers Released

May 25, 2011 10:31:10 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Police have yesterday released 34 workers from the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Katunayake, who were arrested while engaged in a protest against the proposed private sector pension scheme.

The 34 FTZ workers had been released on police bail after recording statements from them.

Hundreds of FTZ workers yesterday took to the streets protesting against the proposed pension scheme and some of them were arrested when they retaliated to an attempt by the police to disperse them.

Security officers were deployed to disperse the protestors who blocked the atunayake – Negombo railway track during the protest.