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* Trade unions call off Railway strike scheduled for midnight today
Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 08:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: The Railway strike scheduled from midnight today (09) has been temporarily called off following a meeting with the Minister of Transport Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga.

Speaking to the media, following the meeting with the trade union representatives, Minister Ranatunga said there were some shortcomings that need to be rectified.

"The major issue we saw was the continuation of a problem since 2015. At the Discussion, we realized that there were some shortcomings. We have obtained a meeting on the 18th with the Minister of Finance to discuss the matter. We expect to solve these issues at the meeting and work on that," said the Minister.

General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways Dilantha Fernando said they have asked the unions not to strike during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year season.

However, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) announced that if a strike is launched, it will be prepared to face it.


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