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Kahatagaha graphite mine workers end protest

Kahatagaha graphite mine workers
The protest against the privatisation of the Kahatagaha graphite mine ended yesterday after the protesters were assured that the government has not taken any decision to privatise the mine.

Industry and Commerce State Minister Champika Premadasa met the protesters who were fasting for three days, 1,132 feet underground against the alleged privatisation of the mine.

While discussing with the protesters, State Minister Premadasa, spoke with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over the phone, to explain about the protesters’ demands.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe assured that the government has not taken such steps to privatise the Kahatagaha graphite mine, which State Minister Premadasa conveyed to the protesters.

State Minister Premadasa promised the protesters a meeting with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on November 8 at the Parliament premises.

Three protesters on hunger strike were hospitalised.