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Victory for Plantation Workers: Minimum Daily Wage Hiked

A gazette notification has been released, officially raising the minimum daily wage of tea plantation laborers to Rs. 1,700. The announcement came from Labour Commissioner General H.K.K. Jayasundara, following a directive from the Labour Minister, as confirmed by the Commissioner General of Labour.

Furthermore, it was specified that any public or state objections to this decision must be submitted before noon on May 15.
In a separate event, President Ranil Wickremesinghe disclosed the wage increase for plantation workers during his participation in the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) May Day rally at the Kotagala Public Grounds earlier today.