Islandwide hartal today

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An islandwide hartal is being held today (06) in protest of the current government.

Several trade unions from various sectors have taken steps to withdraw from their duties to extend their support for the hartal, demanding that the current Rajapaksa administration leave.

As a result, many services across the island have been disrupted and public places such as shops, schools, private classes and bus stands are now deserted.

Further, private buses are not in operation since midnight yesterday (05), Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA), Gemunu Wijeratne said.