IUF calls for repeal of emergency regulations in Sri Lanka, release of all detainees
The 25th IUF Congress:
Notes the dangerous trend towards the creation of a Police State which has arisen under President Mahinda Rajapakse’s Emergency Regulations under which abductions, disappearances and arbitrary detentions have occurred including the abductions of trade unionists and journalists;
Endorses the stand taken by the IUF-affiliated CMU in calling for the immediate repeal of the Emergency Regulations;
Demands the release of all detainees;
Calls on all IUF affiliates to support the defense of trade union, human and democratic rights in Sri Lanka.
Submitted by: The Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers’ Union (CMU)