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
Senior Sri Lankan lawyer says it's unethical to impose conditions to support reforms
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Securities and Exchange Commission commences probe into closed files
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government pledges to work to implement 27 international conventions to regain GSP Plus
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan motorcyclists protest against ban on full face helmets
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police raid house in Colombo and arrest persons accused of producing defamatory documentary
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party wants the next general election under proportional system
-- [4 hours ago]
Free Wi-Fi from tomorrow at 26 public locations in Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka extends terms of local government bodies
-- [5 hours ago]
UN Special Rapporteur arrives in Sri Lanka today on a six-day visit
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM pledges to strengthen civil administration in the North
-- [6 hours ago]

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.