Aug 08, Colombo: Incensed Sri Lankan railway passengers inconvenienced by frequent strikes by the railway trade unions Wednesday staged a protest opposite the country's central Colombo Fort Railway Station demanding the government to privatize the service.
Several railway trade unions including drivers and guards had launched a sudden strike without any prior notice at 3 pm today (08) demanding the authorities to rectify their salary anomalies.
Railway passengers severely inconvenienced due to the lightning strike blocked both lanes of Olcott Mawatha opposite the Fort Railway Station disrupting traffic on the main road. As a result, there is heavy traffic congestion around Pettah.
The authorities as a relief to the railway passengers allowed them to use the season tickets and railway tickets on buses.
Meanwhile, the Railway Main Control Room announced that several trains bound to Colombo will be delayed due to damages on the rail tracks at Angulana.