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Talawakelle estate workers protest

Estate workers in Talawakelle launched a protest yesterday demanding an increase in daily wages to Rs.1,000.

National Union of Workers (NUW) Leader and Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram had organised the demonstration with the support of several major plantation trade unions. Political representatives together along with Estate workers who gathered on the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya main road marched to the Talawakelle Municipal Council Grounds. All shops in the Thalawakele town were also closed in support of this protest.

Estate workers from the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and several other areas participated.