The discussions that were due to be held at 6.30 p.m. today between Railways trade unions and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the ongoing railway strike had been cancelled, Railway Trade Union Alliance Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said.
He said the Minister had asked them to come after calling off the strike but they had refused to do so.
“Therefore, the Minister had asked not to come for the discussions,” he said.
He said that accordingly, the strike would be carried on until further notice. (Sheain Fernandopulle)