About 350 Workers Stage Protest Near State Minister Indika Anuruddha’s Residence Against Assault On Their Employer

A factory in Katana, owned by an Omani investor, was the site of a violent attack that has prompted protests by about 350 factory workers in front of the residence of State Minister Indika Anuruddha.

The workers alleged that the state minister's henchmen launched an assault on the foreign investor recently.

The incident reportedly occurred when the employees demanded a vehicle on a rental basis from a person who claimed to be a friend of the state minister, but were denied. In response, they broke into the factory and attacked the owner and security guard.

The police arrested three people in connection with the incident the very next day, but allegations that the investigation was not formal led to the investigations being handed over to the secret police.

Meanwhile, the factory employees held a protest march to the house and main office of the state minister, demanding a guarantee from the government that their company will be properly protected. The workers are calling for assurances that they can continue to operate the company without fear of violence.

In response, Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alas, spoke with the owner of the factory, the Omani businessman, and assured him that maximum police protection will be provided to him and the factory.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of foreign investors and the need for greater security measures to protect businesses and employees. The government has yet to release an official statement on the incident, but the matter is expected to be closely watched by both the public and business community