According to its Secretary Sampath Rajitha, the cleaning services were carried out previously by the railway workers.
Having called for tenders for cleaning services the authorities have rejected a tender for Rs. Three million and granted the tender to a higher bidder for Rs. 9.3 million.
Cleaning of train compartments at the Maligawatte railway station is to be handed over to the private sector at a higher cost, the Railway union’s joint trade union front said.