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The work stoppage by the Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) is continuing in the absence of any signs of the matter being resolved, RTUA Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne today said.

Mr. Ariyaratne said no discussion had been offered to them by any authority concerned and added that the strike would continue.

“We have launched a sudden strike, which started at 3.00 pm yesterday until further notice over several issues including salary anomalies,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry confirmed no disruption had been made on students who were attending the GCE Advanced Level (AL) Examination due to the railway strike. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 13

  • Unchikun Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:09 AM

    The top priority of the government should be to privatize the railway. This is long overdue. There is only small segment of the railway staff that work hard and they really work hard. The rest can be sent home or used for agriculture work.

    Don Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:48 PM

    Find a solution to the current crisis first

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 09 August 2018 03:06 PM

    We badly need a strong president who will teach these rascals a life long lesson.

    Nash Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:10 AM

    So much freedom in this country and the country needs someone to eradicate these so called thuggish trade unions.

    Sodha Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:05 PM

    All trade unions are fuelled by probably the previous regime

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:25 AM

    Super keep it up... and some monkeys in Parliament make hilarious statements like Mannar can be made into another Dubai or very soon we will be like Singapore. Gnanasara was sentenced to 6 years, but we know already see the law being hoodwinked by admitting himself to hospital which is also paid by public.

    yahiya Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:31 AM

    Inhuman act. Advance level examination is proceeding. Need a dictator to govern the country.

    jayantha Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:34 AM

    They only concern about there needs . Dont care of children who are now facing the A/L Exam . They did the same during children were sitting for O/L last year . How ever God will punish them . no worries ..

    Rasheed Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:14 PM

    True, but even the PM

    sobers Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:50 AM

    Give the strikers what Late president JRJ gave them!

    Sanath Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:44 PM

    Should not tolerate the high handed acts of these unholy trade unions. Stern and firm action should be dealt with, even if you have to expel them. It was only the other day they caused extensive damage to railway property due negligence. Who is going to pay for those heavy damages?

    ram Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:59 PM

    On public interest lawyers or the government should take this nuisance strikes to the court.

    Paramanathan K Thursday, 09 August 2018 04:41 PM

    Railway strike is the only thing that railway workers are capable. Conducting of train service according to the schedule and maintaining machinery is secondary for them.

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