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* No end to train strike in Sri Lanka as negotiations between unions and authorities fail
Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: The discussions held between the locomotive engineers and the Secretary to the Ministry of Transport on Sunday had failed to reach an agreement.

The Transport Minister Kumara Welgama has said that he is not prepared to give in to the demands of engine drivers' union.

Therefore, the strike action launched by the members of the Locomotive Drivers Union and the Sri Lanka Railway Technical Trade Union on Thursday (February 13) will continue, the Secretary of the Locomotive Operating Engineers Association, K.U.A. Konthasinghe told media.

He said however, another round of discussions is scheduled for tomorrow.

The unions launched the strike to protest the Transport Minister's decision to remove the Chairman of the Railway Drivers Union I.L.K. Dissanayake from the Post of Supervisor to the Transport Minister.

Railway authorities meanwhile have decided to call on retired train operators to work on a contract basis to provide an uninterrupted service to the public.

The Railway Control Room said that 150 of the 175 scheduled train routes functioned on Sunday despite the strike action but several long distance railway routes had been cancelled.

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