Oct 12, 2017

10 trains deployed

The railway workers have decided to continue the strike as the talks held with the Transport Minister this afternoon regarding their demands, had failed.

The railway drivers and guards had staged the strike from 8.00 pm yesterday, in protest of the decision taken to increase the educational qualifications in the recruitment procedure.

As a result of the strike, 90 percent of train services had to be cancelled.
However, the railway trade unions had decided to operate 10 trains for the convenience of office staff.

Accordingly, these trains will be deployed in the Puttalama, Galle, Avissawella and Kandy areas.

Currently discussions are underway between the trade unions and the Transport Board officials regarding the demands of the strike which commenced last night.