Mon, 26 Sep 2022 Today's Paper

Unprotected railway crossings: Gatekeepers on strike from today

7 July 2016 02:21 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Gatekeepers at unprotected railway crossings countrywide had decided to launch a token strike from this morning against the delay in granting them the Rs.5,000 salary increased promised by the Government.

“We have about 2,061 gatekeepers at unprotected railway crossings countrywide and all of them will stop work,” Gatekeepers of Unprotected Railway Crossings Association President J.A.C. Premalal said.

He said Deputy Transport Minister Rohana Dissanayake had during earlier strikes had assured a salary hike of Rs.5,000 but nothing had happened so far.

“That is why we decided to launch a countrywide strike from 6.00 a.m. today until we get paid. We have been getting a monthly salary of Rs.7,500 for three years,” Mr. Premalal said. “We are urging the Transport Minister, the Deputy Minister and the relevant authorities to pay us the extra Rs.5,000 and absorb us into the government salary scheme.” (Chaturanga Pradeep)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, 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 - 3

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, 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.
  • Cobra Thursday, 07 July 2016 07:17 AM

    Soon this cancer of protest will spread'!!!

    Hitapang Machan Thursday, 07 July 2016 07:39 AM

    funny things still like old days in modern world replace electric gates with sensor via DM iOS App

    loku Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:49 AM

    aiyo salli via DM Android App


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




Sri Lanka’s 60 Shades of White

Parliamentarians—so-called supreme legislators—wear white, the colour of

To benefit of our next generation We must conserve our environment

There is no doubt that the economic crisis which Sri Lanka is facing at the m

How shortsighted and greedy Govts. destroyed agriculture

According to the latest World Bank assessment Sri Lanka ranks fifth among cou

The Queen: End of a long-ended era - and new world order

The Queen is dead. With her, the Second Elizabethan era came to an end. Duri

MIRROR CRICKET