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A uniform was introduced to the engine drivers today by the Department of Railways. A ceremony was held at the presence of the Transport Minister Kumara Welgama to mark the event. This is the first time uniforms are issued to the engine drivers. Pix by Pix by Jayamal Chandrasiri

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  • saradiyal Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:17 AM

    We need trains & a service with international standards, then we can have all the other things. But with a dumb at the helm of the transport ministry we will only have uniforms and not a proper service

    Shibly Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:46 PM

    well said, its true, lookslike they have got wild

    anston Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:06 AM

    What about the Banian & Sarong or the Ariya Sinhala? Either of these would have been more suitabloe in the exisiting climate and would also go well with Nationalistic fervour.

    kumar Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:08 PM

    The uniform may be at International standards but trains?

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:31 AM

    not a single smiling face. what is wrong ?

    DHA Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:01 AM

    As always we will do the honours.....

    GC Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:46 AM

    From which country was this adopted?

    GC Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:42 AM

    I think they will change to ordinary clothes once inside the engine..

    Gerard Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:20 AM

    Give them uniforms by all means. But do we need a ceremony and politician to start it? So this is all they do, find something to celebrate all the time and be in the picture.

    PREM Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:05 AM

    Will they use it for long

    Dinesh Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:10 AM

    He seem not happy at all. This is not a practical uniform in this tropical weather.....

    The God Father Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:08 AM

    with this uniform they will be baked in this hot weather, bet the drivers will appreciate if the engine compartment is air conditioned.

    KaluSudha Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:03 AM

    who's paying for it???????????????????????

    ukku Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:57 AM

    Well done, it is a nice uniform for our Locomotive Pilots.
    Their designation must be changed to "LOCOMOTIVE PILOT" inline with international standards.

    Game Kolla Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:52 AM

    The engine driver looks like a army commander....If his cabin is air conditioned he would be comfortable with this uniform. To wear this kind of uniform in non air condition cabin is a nightmare.

    Abu Usama Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:26 AM

    Now they might ask pilot(plane) Salary

    nothing else Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:27 AM

    wasting of public fund increasing transport fare all the times

    ANTON Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:24 AM


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