Sujeewa Mangala who has been at the forefront of industrial action for over a month against Sri Lanka's main telecommunications provider has been found three days after his abduction. He went missing on January 29 following court orders banning protests led by his union. Sujewaa Mangala is the Vice President of the All Ceylon Telecommunication Employees' Union and was found dumped blindfolded at the roadside on 1 February. Telecommunication manpower workers have been on strike since 26 December 2016, for job security. Of nearly 8000 workers, at least 2100 employees come under the manpower employee category. Some of them have been in temporary employment for seven years. Sujeewa Mangala was threatened by the perpetrators to abandon the six week long strike action.