Sajith charges conspiracy, as unions threaten rail strike on Aug 29 | Sunday Observer

Sajith charges conspiracy, as unions threaten rail strike on Aug 29

Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa has raised suspicions regarding the announcement of a railway strike to coincide with the launch of the Government’s Enterprise Sri Lanka and Gamperaliya rural development programmes on August 29.

According to Premadasa, elements from the opposition are attempting to

disrupt various development projects initiated by the Government. “It is their stooges that have pushed the railway union to announce this strike,” he said.

The Minister made these comments yesterday while handing over the new ‘Muthumari Nagar’ model village to the public in Muttur, Trincomalee. It is the 110 model village constructed to provide housing under the ‘Semata Sevana’ program initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Construction.

According to the Minister, while the opposition has announced a protest on September 5 in a futile bid to topple the government, the government will hand over yet another 100 similar model villages on the same day.

“Many parties are trying to label the housing projects a failure,” Premadasa said adding that these were merely malicious attempts to create a negative image regarding the services being rendered by the government. 

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