75 workers from Kahatagaha Graphite in Kurunegala have launched a fast inside the mine, 1132 feet beneath the surface.
The fasting was launched to voice the miners position against the management, for not granting a 15 thousand rupees New Year bonus.
One of the fasting workers W.A. Nimal Weerasuriya stated the fast will continue until the bonus is granted.
When our news team contacted the Chairman of the Lanka Graphite company, M. Abdul Majeed, he stated that the matter will be discussed with Industrial and Commerce Minister Rishard Baduideen in this afternoon.