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More buses added to cover up train strike: Dilum

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Due to sudden trade union action by two Railway Trade Unions this morning, the Transport Ministry added more buses to facilitate office transport, Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.

He said the train drivers' and controllers' associations suddenly engaged in a countrywide strike from this morning, claiming that they were not given COVID vaccinations.

As a result of that, the Ministry added more buses soon after the news reached that the railway services came to an abrupt halt and to ensure the commuters are not inconvenienced, the State Minister said.

State Minister Amunugama said the sudden train strike was unfortunate and it is not the right time to go for their demands where the general public is facing severe hardships.

Therefore, I advised the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) to operate more buses to provide transport facilities to the people from this morning," he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Ranaweera Monday, 17 May 2021 08:16 AM

    Most of these people are selfish. They only think of their well being. The opposition is behind all these activities. They want the country to go down. So they can come back to power . This is the game going forward.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 17 May 2021 08:50 AM

    More buses, what a joke. It is like expecting feathers from a tortoise.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 17 May 2021 08:57 AM

    Use old Volkswagens. They were very effectively used by Hitler you role model. We are waiting for the next elections.

    Joshua Monday, 17 May 2021 09:24 AM

    Since only the ODD people will be travelling today, no need of the train.

    Esther Cohen, European Jew Monday, 17 May 2021 10:01 AM

    This man is still not fired ? So did he apologize to the German ambassador?

    joseph Monday, 17 May 2021 03:48 PM

    kick these tread union burgers out now. suspend all who dont want to work .train thye military to run trains thats it.

    Labby Monday, 17 May 2021 03:49 PM

    Is it that there were buses idling at depots?

    GGT Monday, 17 May 2021 07:37 PM

    We do not see any buses in the ROAD, are more buses on service really FLYING in the MID AIR?


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