Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Train engine drivers' strike ends
Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 01:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: The strike launched by the train engine drivers and guards from Friday midnight has been suspended following discussions with authorities. Accordingly, the train control room stated that the trains will be operating as usual.

Many office trains and intercity trains were not operating this morning due to the strike, mostly inconveniencing those who were commuting to work. However, some slower, short-haul office trains have been added to the service.

Locomotive Engine Drivers Union Secretary Indika Dodamgoda said that the strike was suspended after the General Manager of Railways agreed to provide them an opportunity to discuss their issues.

Dodamgoda said that there were a number of demands to be addressed including the release from the responsibilities of junior staff boards.

However, it is reported that General Manager Railways Dilantha Fernando has resolved the problem. Accordingly, the train service has resumed normal operations.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka signs agreement for single largest project loan of US$ 989 million from EXIM Bank of China
-- [2 hours ago]
Prime Minister says World Water Day is a great opportunity to educate the society on sustainable management of water resources
-- [2 hours ago]
UNP May Day rally this year at the CMC grounds
-- [3 hours ago]
Beliatta PS Opposition Leader succumbs to gunshot injuries
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to construct a 100 MW of floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka welcomes adoption of consensus resolution, invites OHCHR to engage closely to verify facts
Measures to raise the economy to right place - Harsha
Sri Lanka consensus resolution adopted at UNHRC without a vote
No official statement from Singapore to Sri Lankan authorities on extradition of Arjuna Mahendran - PMD
Sri Lanka becomes less happy, slips 14 notches in World Happiness to rank 130th

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.