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The Finance ministry announced today that special bus services have been provided to facilitate the train commuters who were stranded due to the train strike and that private buses could operate on any route regardless of route permits.

The ministry said in a statement that the train commuters were permitted to travel on CTB buses using their train tickets or season tickets.

It said the government would repay the cost incurred by the Sri Lanka Transport Board for  providing the special bus service.

The statement added that the government requested all the trade unions to come for discussions after stopping the strike.

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  • Rotelco Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:51 PM

    What a country. Finance ministry decides what needs to be done by the transport ministry. May be tmrw transport ministry will announce a waiver of income tax to public

    Amali Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:18 PM

    Transport Minister may be sleeping!

    DN Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:15 AM

    Commuters are cursing the trade unions. We are very sorry for the AL students, who would be the most suffering due to this idiots. Should not allow family members of railway in public other transport..

    Anthony Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:30 AM

    The best way to carry out a protest is to still serve the hard working people but not charge a single rupee. This is what will hurt the government, not the protests with no proper agenda.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:37 AM

    Introduce new union laws and break the neck of the unions like Madam Thatcher did in the UK a long time ago.

    sobers Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:49 AM

    A politicaly motivated strike to criple the government. They were given Rs.10,000.00 as salary increase when the new government was formed. This is reasonable. The Private sector toils hard to feed these lethargic and indisciplined railway staff.

    Justice Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:18 PM

    This Yahapalanaya doesn't have a back bone. Remember what former President Premadasa did to bus strike during his regime?

    Nihal Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:51 PM

    Government totally inefficient from the beginning to govern the country Now Railway highly paid still all undergoing hardships No responsibility person available

    Free Rides Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:53 PM

    All those were affected should be given 'free' rides, regardless!! Why has the Ministry of Finance given orders, obviously 'free' rides is accepted!Get rid of all these buffoons, teach them a lesson and replace them with new bloods!

    nimal Fernando Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:00 PM

    Who is governing this country?

    Rasheed Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:05 PM

    GMOA and the Trade Unions.

    Nihal Thursday, 09 August 2018 03:37 PM

    Useless spineless government all they do deliberately to come back to old days

    Gerard Thursday, 09 August 2018 05:28 PM

    Where are the leaders in this country? Where is ranil hiding? He is the PM and should come and make a presence. No word from the president and the finance ministry. This will affect tourism as the word will go around that you cannot rely on public transport in SL. Potential investors will run away if the situations like this are allowed to continue. What a mess!


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