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Several railway trade unions are to launch an island wide strike from mid night today demanding the rectification of salary anomalies.

Drivers, station masters and controllers stated that they would continue the strike indefinitely. Railway Professional trade union alliance convener Janaka Fernando said that they hoped to hold discussions with the government today. (Sanath Desmond)

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  • GDJ Monday, 22 April 2013 06:08 AM

    Why dis 'Kolavarie' of the Poor Passengers ?

    ANTON Monday, 22 April 2013 07:39 AM

    ANOTHER EXPLOSION !!!

    brown cat Monday, 22 April 2013 07:55 AM

    so more people will travel by bus in terms railway makes more losses and cant pay workers again

    Real Patriot Monday, 22 April 2013 10:43 AM

    ahahhhhaah...............strike for only pay increment....there are several essential commodity prices increased due to fuel & E'city charge hike..............no one there to open the mouth for that...................

    Governer Monday, 22 April 2013 10:41 AM

    OK, shall we come to a compromise? You run the trains ON TIME just for one week. I will give your pay hike. Agreed?.

    Nijith Monday, 22 April 2013 10:44 AM

    Dear poor brained guys who put comments aganist this strike, You don't get any presure from living cost and economic issues?

    Concerned Monday, 22 April 2013 10:57 AM

    Wait for 8.oo p.m. news tonight to hear they say it was called off!

    Dimuthu Monday, 22 April 2013 11:13 AM

    we will go by bus or on foot. strike for one month. don't increase salaries by one Rupee even. This is Sabotage. If salary increase ,then for all. including Private sector.

    Logo Monday, 22 April 2013 12:34 PM

    Our Civil Defense Forces and police are ready to start railway engines if they start strikes until the weight van engines off.


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