Employees Unions files FR petition to save Lake House

   
          
  The Lake House Employees’ Union filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court yesterday (Mar. 27th) against Lake House workers being compelled to work to the whims of political forces who ignored implementing of the Lake House Provisions Act for nearly 35 years.

Speaking to ‘Lankadissent’, Secretary of the Union, Dharmasiri Lankapeli said the main objective of this action is to protect the people’s right to information, calling for the implementation of the Lake House Provisions Act, stopping politicians from intimidating the staff and ensuring the independence of the insEmployees Unions files FR petition to save Lake House
  
         
  The Lake House Employees’ Union filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court yesterday (Mar. 27th) against Lake House workers being compelled to work to the whims of political forces who ignored implementing of the Lake House Provisions Act for nearly 35 years.

Speaking to ‘Lankadissent’, Secretary of the Union, Dharmasiri Lankapeli said the main objective of this action is to protect the people’s right to information, calling for the implementation of the Lake House Provisions Act, stopping politicians from intimidating the staff and ensuring the independence of the institution.

The bulk of the Lake House turnover, amounting to nearly Rs. 03 billion, is being used on activities of politicians and the present government is rigorously encroaching on them further, charges the LHEU.

The petition mentions that previous regimes too owe the Lake House huge amounts for massive amounts of posters printed.

The amount the UPFA government owes the institution for a single election campaign exceeds Rs. 40 m, it adds.

Nearly 2,500 of the 3,000 strong staff are political appointments Lankapeli said, adding that successive governments have changed job responsibilities as well as recruitments and dismissals to suit their needs.

The petition pleads that an Act should be brought through a special committee in Parliament to stop this practice, added the LHEU Secretary.
titution.

The bulk of the Lake House turnover, amounting to nearly Rs. 03 billion, is being used on activities of politicians and the present government is rigorously encroaching on them further, charges the LHEU.

The petition mentions that previous regimes too owe the Lake House huge amounts for massive amounts of posters printed.

The amount the UPFA government owes the institution for a single election campaign exceeds Rs. 40 m, it adds.

Nearly 2,500 of the 3,000 strong staff are political appointments Lankapeli said, adding that successive governments have changed job responsibilities as well as recruitments and dismissals to suit their needs.

The petition pleads that an Act should be brought through a special committee in Parliament to stop this practice, added the LHEU Secretary.
 

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