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* Continuing strike by railway employees disrupts train service in Sri Lanka
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 08:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: A strike action launched by employees of Sri Lanka Railways yesterday is continuing resulting in the cancellation of several trains and inconveniencing the public.

Railways Superintendent L.A.R. Ratnayake told the media that train services may be interrupted today due to the continuation of the strike action.

However, he has said that long distance trains were operating with the assistance of engine drivers who had reported for duty.

Members of the Locomotive Drivers Union and the Sri Lanka Railway Technical Trade Union The strike action launched the strike Thursday to protest the Transport Minister's decision to remove the Chairman of the Railway Drivers Union from the Post of Supervisor to the Transport Minister.

Railway authorities meanwhile have decided to call retired train operators to work on a contract basis to provide an uninterrupted service to the public, the General Manager of the Railways Department said.

Chairman of the Locomotive Operating Engineers Union has said the discussions between the transport authorities and the unions were not successful and their demands were not met.

The Transport Minister had decided to remove the Chairman of the Railway Drivers Union from the post following a request from the Railways Trade Unions Joint Federation.

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