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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy
-- [8 hours ago]
Former Maldivian President Abdul Gayoom visits Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine through the internet
Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities
Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary
US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka
Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war
Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws

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.