Sun, 20 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Strike: No trains since 3 p.m today

8 August 2018 03:14 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Railway Trade Unions have launched a sudden strike, which started 3.00 p.m. until further notice over a salary issue, Railway Trade Union Alliance Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said.

He said the trains that had already started their journeys would carry on but no train would leave hereafter.

 

Video by Buddhi, Sanjeewa

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 19

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Mahi Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:36 PM

    Bloody hell, what are they doing, who is controlling this country?

    wilowsd Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:41 PM

    only way forward privatize these loss making institutions

    Sunil Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:50 PM

    Do we need further proof to show that the entire government is spineless?

    Felix Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:52 PM

    Do they realise that their own children who are sitting for the A/L exams are also affected?

    Saradiel Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:37 PM

    They will use the best time to win their demands. With ALs on, government is in a bad situ. Private busses also planning a strike. These blood suckers will sell their mothers to win what they want.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:04 PM

    Ha Ha Ha, this is due to the strict and timely action taken to interdict the staff of the train in fault, Always these fellows get away saying it was a technical failure. Now four jokers are interdicted.

    Empulz Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:12 PM

    Bringing in labour from India is the only solution

    ND Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:21 PM

    Government, Government! Take action on all these strikes. Why are you so ineffective!! We are so terribly inconvenienced though you people whisk through traffic by stopping the normal traffic. We didn't bring you into power for this!!

    Chari Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:30 PM

    Should compare no of Strikes between 2005 - 2015 and 2015 - 2018. Interesting Statistics to analyse. Sorry for the poor commuters.

    Janaka Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:31 PM

    WOW.. where are we heading???, bus strike, train strike... how can we live ,, forget developing the nation..,, Poor passengers can't get home to their families, Government must show their power by taking a very harsh decision for once,, show who is in charge,,, until then this will go on and on...Just for once take a mad decision and clean this up...

    lion Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:36 PM

    What is happening to this country. Democratic rights of few is being used to destroy the rights of millions. Is this correct ? Is there no way to stop this. Bus mafia says they will go on strike from next week and ordinary people numbering millions to go where to find solutions.

    Sumal Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:50 PM

    Solution is to make all state institutions PPP or privatize completely.

    Dee Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:17 PM

    We need to find other ways of hitting back at these people. Only not giving their kids jobs in the private sector won't Dr cause they don't want to work in the private sector. We hire foreign grads instead of local ones. Let's think of other ways.

    sunil Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:23 PM

    Britain was going to the dogs until Maggi Thatcher broke the Unions and their strikes. We need the same medicine.

    Ash Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:34 PM

    The government should look at investing in electric driverless trains and sent these trade union fellows home.

    Jim Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:38 PM

    Why are we getting excited, nothing will change this is the system here, get used to it.

    Kalana Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:44 PM

    Should change these systems .............we need people who can think differently. This is bullshit..........take strong steps and runs the country to facilitate majority.......

    nishardcool Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:45 PM

    it's time to give army

    Train Accident Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:49 PM

    They want to cover up the train accident


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu

Vavuniya tusker’s demise DID TOO MANY ‘COOKS’ SPOIL JUMBO’S RECOVERY?

On June 11 Sri Lanka lost another one of its magnificent tuskers that succumb

Life and Times of Dynamic “Thamby” Arumugan Thondaman

Thamby”in Tamil means younger brother. It is also used widely as a pet name



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.