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6 April 2021 06:12 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Due to the lack of junior employee at railways stations, the Station Masters have decided to refrain from delivering parcels from tomorrow onwards, the Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters' Union (SLSMU) said.

SLSMU Chief Secretary Kasun Chamara Jayasekera said the authorities had failed to provide solutions for the dearth of Junior employees. The union claimed that employees had been assigned duties continuously, violating international rules and regulations.

"Most of the stations require at least six employees whereas only one employee is assigned to all duties," it is said.

The authorities responsible and the political authority had been made aware of this matter following a meeting that was held on February 18, 2020. But the authorities had failed to provide any solutions.

"There are about 8,000 vacancies that exist at the Railway Department including nearly 3,500 vacancies at the transport sub-department attached to the department.

Therefore, the (SLSMU) had decided to refrain from the delivery of parcels beginning from tomorrow morning. (Chaturanga Smarawickrama)

  Comments - 4

  • Matt Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:39 PM

    What are you talking about? Already in Government Dept. Full of jobless people and you need to some more to eat cake

    Ajith77 Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:56 PM

    Very good. You are making Sri Lanka Railways a Chinese asset very fast

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 06 April 2021 09:29 PM

    Even if all these vacancies are filled you still remain an inefficient utterly public unfriendly service that also makes a mountain of losses which in turn has to be funded by us the public. You and your political masters who nurture you are parasites that have sucked the core of this country .

    Buddhist Tuesday, 06 April 2021 10:15 PM

    So to whom and for what positions is this Sawbagya Dakma Govt providing jobs?

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