Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Supreme Court Judge Priyasad Dep sworn in as Acting Chief Justice
-- [55 minutes ago]
CSE to host a seminar on Current Market Conditions - Live Streaming
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Body of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga exhumed
-- [1 hour and 9 minutes ago]
SriLankan Airlines commences services to Lahore from today
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage granted bail
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
ADB revises down growth forecast for Sri Lanka in 2016 & 2017
-- [2 hours ago]
Commercial Bank of Ceylon commences operations of its subsidiary in Maldives
-- [4 hours ago]
Treasury approval is mandatory from next year for provincial councilors to travel abroad
-- [5 hours ago]
Finance Minister is not harassed by the IMF - Deputy Minister
Five army personnel remanded over killing of two civilians in Achchuveli

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.