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Liberalization Of The Labor Market: Is It the End Of Permanent Employment?July 27, 2015 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Opinion,Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections 2015 | Posted by:



By Sumanasiri Liyanage – Sumanasiri Liyanage How do the three main parties in Sri Lanka, United National Front for Good GovernanceUnited Peoples Freedom Front and the Janata Vimukthi Peramuna respond to the increasing demand made by the international financial agencies for labor market liberalization? Do these parties address this issue? Last weekend I attended two meetings. While the first is organized by the people working on the Free Trade Zone, the second is a meeting of the office-bearers of branch unions of the CMU. The principal focus of the both meetings was manpower agencies and the labor market. The second meeting was more focused as its organizers opted for the title, “Is it the end of permanent employment?” In fact, I borrowed the phrase used by the General Secretary of the CM…