Railways goes to CID over sabotage

30 May 2018 12:10 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Railways Department had lodged complaint with the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to investigate over the damages caused to train compartments and locomotives by the striking workers, Additional General Manager of Railways Wijaya Samarasinghe said.

He said sabotage activities such as damaging several train locomotives, compartments, signal cables and tablet instruments had been reported.

He said legal action would be taken against the workers under damaging the property of the Railways Department and misappropriation of public property.

“A special internal investigation will also be conducted by the Railways Department,” he said.

Several trains were running behind schedule due to damages.

In addition two train services one from Colombo to Panadura and the other Colombo-Polgahawela were cancelled this morning. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


Video by Buddhi


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  Comments - 13

  • Summa Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:47 PM

    No CCTV ?? Screw these rascals.

    bindu Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:00 PM

    Stern action should be taken against those who destroy Government property.They should be considered as enemies of the Nation.

    Sodha Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:01 PM


    binduhewa Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:03 PM

    Stern action should be taken against those who destroy government property. They should be treated as enemies of the Nation.

    sinhabahu Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:06 PM

    Where was the Railway Security personal ? First the Government should sack them.

    lion Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:08 PM

    we are in doubt as to whether these rouges can be punished since these saboteurs will get support from politicians to avoid punishment. these culprits must be sacked and should be brought to justice.

    Say Vialence Party Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:11 PM


    Ceylon Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:14 PM

    It takes 17 years to punish these criminals.brake their legs and allow them to suffer to feel how poor people suffering without transport.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:48 PM

    Damaging state property deserves maximum punishment. Life imprisonment recommended..

    Jan Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:54 PM

    Repair damages cost must be recovered from the strikers

    Ram Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:55 PM

    Corruption investigations of the previous regime was mishandled by the Yahapalanaya and not MR is in control. That is why we see strikes here there and everywhere. Earlier it was only GMOA and now everyone

    sobers Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:05 PM

    Pathetic state of affairs. We have become a failed nation. Always talking big but nothing happening.

    Sunita Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:16 PM

    A disgrace to SL. This country has gone into the gutters.

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