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More trains to be operational by evening

10 August 2018 01:06 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The number of trains operating from the Colombo Fort Railway Station would be increased by evening, Railways Additional General Manager Wijaya Samarasinghe said

Ten long-distance trains left the Colombo Fort Railway station this morning despite the ongoing strike by railway trade unions.

Samarasinghe said the trains left for Chilaw, Kandy, Maho, Rambukkana, Galle, Avissawella and Anuradhapura.

“Railway employees on contract are now reporting for railway operations,” he said.

Meanwhile, two trains with fuel carriages left for Kolonnawa and Katunayake this morning.

Eight trains were operational on main lines such as Chilaw, Puttalam, Matara, Galle, Rambukkana, Kandy, Mahawa, and Avissawella yesterday. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 9

  • Dhaya Friday, 10 August 2018 01:32 PM

    These guys are paid out of our tax money (Railways is not earning any profits due to poor management) and they still strike. They deserve to be kicked out or strikes banned for essential services. These guys should not expect the poor people to be taken for a ride.

    Enough is enough Friday, 10 August 2018 02:01 PM

    SACK the bloody PERMANENT Employees and make Contract people PERMANENT with immediate effect.Enough is enough. Our PM living in Air Conditioned House and moving in Air conditioned car will NOT understand the ordinary people's problems.

    Dhaya Friday, 10 August 2018 05:49 PM

    Good idea, like in Dubai, give contract to run the service and things will improve.

    Lion Friday, 10 August 2018 02:13 PM

    Well done never give in to blood suckers.

    Sunil Friday, 10 August 2018 02:18 PM

    Way to go! Make the strikers redundant.

    Is Friday, 10 August 2018 03:20 PM

    Good move. We cannot allow TU actions disrupt daily activities of innocent people.

    Dee Friday, 10 August 2018 03:43 PM

    Kick out the railway employees who strike. Get proper employees from India. They are the best. (There are better ones but they will not want to work in Sri Lanka?

    Dee Friday, 10 August 2018 05:33 PM

    3 cheap govt servants have commented negative

    Ranger Friday, 10 August 2018 05:36 PM

    MRs rule should be there to eliminate all these issues. Now innocent people are suffering. MR had the best administration technique.

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