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No Compensation For FTZ Workers

Aug 25, 2011 12:52:30 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The UNP says that employees at the Katunayake free trade zone (FTZ) who were injured in May during a protest against the proposed private sector pensions scheme have not yet been paid compensation.

The UNP says that compensation had not been paid for the damages caused during the clash between the FTZ employees and the police.

UNP Kurunegala District parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has told parliament that some of the injured workers are still seeking medical treatment from hospital and are unable to pay their medical bills.

He has also pointed out that some FTZ workers have been denied salary increments, promotions and overtime.

Meanwhile, DNA parliamentarian Ajith Kumara has questioned the outcome of the report by Mahanama Tilakaratne Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to investigate the incident.