Island-wide Hartal tomorrow demanding president’s resignation

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Several Trade Unions and civil organizations have decided to go on a 24-hour islandwide hartal in Sri Lanka tomorrow (06) demanding the resignation of the president and the government.

The Hartal Committee Trade Union Coordinating Centre (TUCC) has warned that the hartal will change into a continuous hartal from the 11th of May if the government and President fail to take steps by tomorrow to respect the public’s opinion.

Civil Organizations and Trade Unions ranging over 2000 groups, including the health, transportation, train, power, and education sectors are set to participate in the hartal.

The TUCC has urged the public to hoist black flags at their residences, while shops and stores have been urged to close down in support of the islandwide hartal to be staged tomorrow.

The Trade Unions have requested those engaging in the hartal and other public protests to refrain from acting in a violent manner or damaging any public property, and have been urged to continue in a peaceful manner.

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