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* Sri Lanka Railways call for retired train drivers and guards to immediately report for service
Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 11:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 12, Colombo: The General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways has notified the retired railway drivers and guards to report immediately to the service on a contract basis as the railway strike launched by several trade unions last night continued today.

Railways General manager Wijaya Samarasinghe said measures were taken to operate a limited number of trains from outskirts to Colombo this morning.

The Locomotive Operating Engineers and Drivers' Union initiated the unannounced strike from Wednesday evening. Association of Railway Guards has also extended its support to the strike.

Chairman of the Locomotive Operating Engineers and Drivers' Union said the strike is being carried out regarding the recruitment assistant train drivers outside the recruitment procedure.

He said the discussions held with a senior adviser of Prime Minister were not successful.

The Railway Control Room said all train schedules except few have been cancelled. The office mail plying from Mahawa, the Polgahawela - Colombo Fort train and the Kandy - Matara train and two trains plying along the Kelaniweli railway line will operate as usual, according to the Control Room.

Meanwhile, a tense situation arose at the Colombo Fort Station as the inconvenienced commuters protested the sudden strike commenced by the engine drivers without a prior warning. Police have deployed several teams to control the situation, local media reported.

 

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