The employees had been warned to return to work by this afternoon, failing which their employment will be terminated.
The Navy this week said it had taken over routine operations at the Hambantota port following the protest by port employees.
The protest by the port employees which was launched on 7th December affecting operations at the port.
The Sri Lanka Navy said it managed to restore security at the port last Saturday and repaired damage caused to the generators and power supply system. (Colombo Gazette)