Jan 03, 2018

Sugathadasa administration muddle due to bonus issue!

A group of employees of the Sugathadasa sports complex administered under the Sports Ministry had boycotted a workers get-together yesterday (02) in protest of the administration’s failure to grant them their year-end bonuses.

The protest has been jointly organized by the Sugathadasa Sports Complex Workers Union, the All Ceylon Workers Union and the National Workers Union.

It is reported that these workers usually receive a bonus of Rs. 5,000 but this year the administration had attempted to reduce Rs. 2,000 from it.

However, the Deputy President of the Sugathadasa Sports Complex Workers Union A.G. Piyasena told Sri Lanka Mirror that due to yesterday’s protest a meeting had been arranged to be held today (03) at 10.00 am between the Managing Director of the Sugathadasa Sports Complex and the members of the unions.

The Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium and other stadiums, Nuwara Eliya race course, Beliatta Sports grounds, the Kandy, Bogambara grounds and the Digana sports grounds all come under the Sugathadasa Administrative Authority.

Around 350 workers are employed at these locations and of them around 250 to 300 had joined in the protest.