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* Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 07:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Protesting substitute workers of Sri Lanka Railways have blocked the southern coastal line trains leaving from the country's central Colombo Fort Station leaving thousands of commuters stranded at the evening rush hour.

The Anti-riot Squad of the police has arrived at the station to disperse the protesters and to allow the delayed trains to leave.

The substitute workers have obstructed the Ruhunu Kumari train disrupting the train services along the coastal line.

Temporary workers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Railway Workers Association have launched an indefinite fast in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station since Monday demanding the government to make the additional, substitute and temporary workers permanent.

The Anti-riot Squad has dispersed the protesters and brought the situation under control for the delayed trains to resume services by late evening.

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