The Airport and Aviation Services Ltd. has strongly dealt with 28 of its employees, sending them on compulsory leave with immediate effect over their trade unionism.
Its chairman Athula Galketiya has informed them in writing about their suspension after the union’s secretary sent letters to air travel services ostensibly in an attempt to disrupt flights.
Emphasizing that they have no legal or moral right to do so, the AASL chairman said a formal investigation would be conducted against them.
The TU leaders have been barred from entering any premises of the AASL until the investigation is complete.
The suspended workers are top members of a newly-formed airport trade union.
Head of that union Dhammika Fernando said the membership comprises workers at Katunayake and all other airports and the radar centre at Pidurugalagala.