Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Railway workers in Sri Lanka to carry out a 48-hour strike from the 9th
Wed, Jan 2, 2013, 11:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka's railway sector are to carry out a 48-hour island wide strike from the 9th of this month.

Railway trade unions say the employees would go ahead with the strike if the authorities fail to address their issues including a pay raise.

Convener of the Joint Trade Union Alliance (JTUA), Janaka Fernando has said the trade unions were hopeful of having a discussion with Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga that would be attended by Transport Minister Kumara Welgama, Sri Lanka Railways' General Manager, B.I.P. Ariyaratne, and officials of the salary commission to resolve the issues.

Fernando has pointed out that the salaries of the railway employees have not been increased in many years.

He has said that railway drivers, foremen, station masters, railway guards and many other employees in the sector would join the strike.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Woman arrested for providing land in Northern Sri Lanka to LTTE operatives
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
Doctors' union in Sri Lanka postpones strike scheduled for tomorrow
-- [1 hour and 41 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says attack on opposition MPs a violation of human rights
-- [2 hours ago]
Attack on MPs is an attack on Sri Lankan public - JVP MP
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party blames government for alleged resettlement of people in Wilpattu National Park
-- [2 hours ago]
Joint operation to nab the escaped LTTE prisoner in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Environmental authority of Sri Lanka addresses issues in animal husbandry
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka woos Malaysian investors for infrastructure development
-- [4 hours ago]
President opens new facilities at Sri Lanka's Eastern University
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government clarifies visa issue of BBC correspondent
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.