No long distance trains due to strike

2017-12-07 08:44:59

Long distance trains would not be operating from the Colombo Fort Railway station today, due to a 48-hour strike launched by the Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU), the Railway Control Room said.

Only office trains were operated this morning, they said.

“Several trains were operated this morning to facilitate people who came to office in Colombo and suburb. Not a single long distance train was in operation from Colombo Fort,” the Control Room said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, spokesman of the LEOU said the strike was launched midnight yesterday demanding the government abolish the act that used to recruit Assistant Engine Drivers at a higher salary scales as it went against the existing Railway recruitment procedure. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

Pics by Damith Wickremesinghe

  Comments - 5

  • Yehiya Thursday, 7 December 2017 10:42

    They are against to pay more salaries to new recruit scheme. Funny country.

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    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 7 December 2017 10:57


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    Punya Thursday, 7 December 2017 11:35

    one privately owned software company in vauxhall street do the same to their employees.

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    glen Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:01

    The Govt has done it's best to provide a better living standard to the govt. sector employees. This a baseless strike just because it has raised salaries for new recruits in accordance with the cost of living - it is for their own sahodarayas as called by the unionist. It's a pity to be born in a nation such as this.

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    Sivanesan Friday, 8 December 2017 20:16

    This is 2nd time in a short spell the railways in a strike This short of .unpleasant act put the commuters in untold hardship s and suffering.our nations image is damaged.The econy of the country will be ruined.The tourist and entrepreneurs will look for other destinations.The country will become poor and poorer.So the people who are involved must think wisely .

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