Health sector trade unions strike enters day 4. Discussions held by several health sector trade unions with Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella end unsuccessfully. Unions say that they will continue their strike action.

Eighteen health sector trade unions launched a strike action on February 7. Thousands of patients who visited government hospitals were turned away, due to this trade union action. Unions demand from government to eliminate salary disparities as they eliminated the teacher and principal salary anomalies.