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Letters have been sent yesterday to the striking railway workers considering them as having vacated their posts, Railways General Manager Dilantha Fernando said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said the relevant letters were sent through their respective sub-department heads.

"The department was not informed by the strikers about their trade union action. Not reporting to work for 48 hours without issuing prior notice will be considered as having vacated their posts," he said.

The railway workers were on strike from last week demanding the implementation of the cabinet's decision which was subsequently approved by the Cabinet on May 18, 2018, to rectify their salary anomalies. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Ama Wednesday, 02 October 2019 04:49 PM

    Very Good. Deploy Army personnel.

    Dee Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:10 PM

    First manage with forces, then get help from India in re structuring the SL railway. Ensure no recruiting of siblings of striking staff.

    Pon Sivarajah Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:17 PM

    Silly Govt. in Sri Lanka. How can state employees go on strike when they are employed by the Govt. and paid by public taxes. There should be a rule to ban Govt employees going on strike.

    Dee Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:29 PM

    Poottuwa guys are counting the votes of the guys who will be fired!

    Nilame Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:32 PM

    Very welcome decision by the authorities ,please implement at the earliest.

    Daminda Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:39 PM

    Truth is, without railway technical staff, trains not going to run. Army personal won't even be able to start a train engine.

    das Wednesday, 02 October 2019 07:04 PM

    these stooges won't learn until a few are sent home like JR did in 1980

    Yankee Dude Wednesday, 02 October 2019 07:19 PM

    EXCELLENT ! Sack all these GOTTAs who are on strike for no valid reason ! .


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