Health workers gathered in front of the Northern Provincial Council office to demand the Sri Lankan government to improve working conditions, including higher allowances.
Workers have been engaged in a series of continuous protests for the past 155 days. The demonstrations prompted Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to visit the Jaffna district and meet with the protesters and arranged for them to meet the President in Colombo.
Demonstrators also met with other government representatives where they were promised adequate employment opportunities and the strike was called off.
However, due to the lack of accountability, health care workers resumed their protests and plan to continue until authorities grant their demands.