Tamil Diplomat

Protest rally in support of Plantation workers in University of Jaffna

A protest in support of the plantation worker who are on a strike demanding a daily wage of Rs.1,000/= and demanding to grant their demand was held yesterday at the university of Jaffna.

Hundreds of students participated and raised their voices in support of the plantation workers, in this protest rally held at noon. The rally started at the Arts faculty, moved towards the main gate and was held as an attention drawing rally there.

The plantation workers have gone on a strike demanding Rs.1,000/= as their daily wage instead of the current Rs.620/= at Bogawanthalawa from the last 22nd and this strike has extended all over the plantation areas. A massive protest rally in support of plantation workers was held in Colombo.

Following that countrywide protest rallies are being held in support of the plantation workers. As a continuation of this the students of Jaffna University also held their protest. University Workers Union and University Teachers Union also participated in this protest pledging their support to the plantation workers.