AASL Chairman Interdicts 28 High-Ranking Union Leaders, Alleges Disruption Attempts
January 04, Colombo (LNW): Amidst escalating tensions, Athula Galkatiya, Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services Limited (AASL), took decisive action yesterday, interdicting 28 prominent leaders associated with the Joint Trade Union Alliance at Katunayake Airport.
Notably, among those interdicted is the President of the Trade Union Alliance.
Dhammika Fernando, President of the Joint Trade Union of Airports, declared unified support from employees across international airports, domestic terminals, and the Piduruthalagala Radar station.
According to the AASL Chairman, the union’s secretary orchestrated attempts to obstruct air services linked with Sri Lanka, prompting immediate action. The Chairman condemned this action as lacking both legal standing and moral justification, necessitating an immediate investigation.
In response, the interdicted union leaders are mandated to surrender their airport entry permits and all relevant equipment to their respective department heads.
Furthermore, until the completion of the investigation, these leaders are barred from accessing any premises under the Airport and Aviation Services Company Limited’s jurisdiction.