Teachers and Principals launch strike

A traffic block has been reported at the Pelawatta Junction on the Borella-Kottawa (174) bus route due to the  protest due to a protest staged by trade unions representing government principals & teachers.

The protest was subsequent to a sick leave campaign launched by 18 trade unions this morning(26) over 6 key demands including solutions to salary disparities that have been around for many years.

The attendance of school children and teachers has come down as a result of the strike.

Pictures by Lalith Perera