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Wednesday, May  01, 2013 - 7.07 GMT
Let us hold hands in unity to safeguard workers’ rights- President

 

Sri Lanka is now a middle income country, an achievement made possible due to guiding of the national economy in the proper direction. The driving force behind this has been the working people of our country, who have looked correctly towards the future of our land, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message for the International Workers’ Day.

There is equal development in the village and the city today, with proper attention of the government towards both field and factory. Laws and regulations are now in place for the security of service in both the state and private sectors, the President further said.

Therefore, what we have built today is a society that safeguards the rights of our working people, who are entitled to most of the rights enjoyed by the workers in the developed world, he added.


Following is the full text of the message:


On this May Day, I join in solidarity with the workers of Sri Lanka who come together with all working people of the world to achieve their rights.

It is with great honor that we extend the gratitude of the nation to the working people of our country who have given us the opportunity to celebrate International Workers' Day with respect and dignity.

Sri Lanka is now a middle income country, an achievement made possible due to guiding of the national economy in the proper direction. The driving force behind this has been the working people of our country, who have looked correctly towards the future of our land. They have always acted with responsibility to protect the stability of the State and our country. This cooperation has safeguarded the traditions of the International Labor Organization, assisted in building the country, and contributed to the dignity of the working people of the world.

There is equal development in the village and the city today, with proper attention of the government towards both field and factory. Laws and regulations are now in place for the security of service in both the state and private sectors.

Therefore, what we have built today is a society that safeguards the rights of our working people, who are entitled to most of the rights enjoyed by the workers in the developed world. The livelihood levels of our working people have risen through advanced technology as well as good transport, education and health facilities.

Let us hold hands in unity on this International Workers' Day with commitment and determination to safeguard these rights and progressive steps taken.

I send my greetings and solidarity to the working people and the trade union movement contributing to build our land.


 

 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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