Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya
Daily Round-up | Brazil ex-president Rousseff elected to BRICS bank presidency & other stories

In today’s episode, we look at Brazil’s ex-president Rousseff being elected to BRICS bank presidency, Sri Lankan workers protesting privatization of government oil company, and more.

Sri Lanka privatization Workers launch strike against privatization of Sri Lanka’s state-run petrol corporation

The government’s program to divest from state-run enterprises like the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are parts of managing state expenditure as per the IMF’s conditions

Sri Lanka union action Sri Lankan unions begin campaign for minimum wage rise  

12 unions have launched a joint campaign to demand an increment in the minimum wage of private sector employees after the government decided to exclude them from a scheme granting a monthly increment of 5,000 LKR (USD 25) to pensioners and public sector employees