Railways declared as an essential service

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President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the Gazette notification declaring railways as an essential service, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando said.

The decision has been taken following the trade union action, launched by several trade unions of the railway department, since yesterday.

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  • lion Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:04 AM

    appoint SF to the post appoint siripala to women affairs ministry. Get retired engine drivers to drive trains, let the fellows to go on strike. The wives of theses strikers will chase them for work in no time when they realized that the job of their husbands are at stake. Do what JR did at on time.Teach them a lesson for life time.

    cisco Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:29 AM

    Now surely railway striked people will be hammered and ask them to work forcibly as did for CPC. via DM Android App

    rajraj Saturday, 09 December 2017 05:11 AM

    why can't they declare everything as an essential service like "parliamentarians to serve people"

    Ram Saturday, 09 December 2017 05:57 AM

    Good move. But I see this as an act of discrimination because when the GMOA struck there was no action to have medical service as an essential service. To teach everyone a lesson the gazette should have included arrest of the union leaders in the event members refuse to follow orders. Tough action is necessary to contain these.

    Lalith Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:06 AM

    Long time back it should essential service....Never later than ever.

    ralahamy Saturday, 09 December 2017 07:33 AM

    Everybody is trying to show his two penny worth, at the expense of the poor commuter who keep this country and machinery running. If the poor worker does not work, there will be no department, no country and no pride to boast. But he is at the receiving end. When the president of Poland Lech Valensa lost the election, to took his tool kit and went back to work at his former job. Let our failed politicians take lesson from Poland.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 09 December 2017 07:53 AM

    Declare it an essential service permanently and get new recruits to certify their consent. Otherwise,these guys will consider "Good governance" as a joke.

    Sunil Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:43 PM

    Good governance has been a joke for quite a long time.

    Tax Payer Saturday, 09 December 2017 07:57 AM

    Will making trains an essential service cure the problem?

    Sambo Saturday, 09 December 2017 09:47 AM

    Who says so, and who will listen your calls.

    ceylon Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:05 AM

    all the servicess offer by the government are essential.but government filled with unqualified empoyees cant deliver it. via DM Android App

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