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The Ministry of Posts and Postal Services has decided to implement a special programme to distribute letters that have accumulated at post offices due to the strike conducted over a period of three days.

When inquired by NewsRadio Deputy Minister of Posts Dulip Wijesekara said attention is being paid to the requests tabled by postal workers. The Deputy Minister added postal services are functioning as per usual from today.

The Deputy Minister said discussions were with the Minister adding that the ministry is doing what needs to be done to get proceedings under control once again.

He said there are some concerns with regards to the workers and these issues need to be resolved with the officer of the joint trade union adding that the other main issue is the conversion of old post offices like that in Nuwar-Eliya into hotels.

The trade union action that was launched by several postal trade unions based on numerous demands was called off this morning.

The strike was launched by several trade unions including the Ceylon Postal Professionals Association, the National Postal Trade Union and the Ceylon Postal Services Union.

Convener of the Joint Postal Workers Union Front Chinthaka Bandara said the decision was arrived at following the positive feedback by the government pertaining to their demands.

Bandara said the indefinite strike launched by postal officers over three days was called off due to a collective agreement reached following discussions with the Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister Dandallage and the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts Happuarachchi.

He noted additionally all proceedings at Post Offices island wide will resume.

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