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* Train station masters call off the strike, but many office trains are still canceled today
Wed, Jul 6, 2022, 09:34 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 06, Colombo: General Secretary of the Railway Station Masters Union Kasun Chamara Jayasekara said the 24-hour strike that was scheduled to be implemented from midnight Tuesday (05) has been suspended.

Mr. Jayasekara further said that as a result of an emergency discussion held with the Railway Control Authority, the union decided to suspend the strike and accordingly they will continue to operate trains as much as possible for the benefit of the passengers.

Yesterday, nearly 140 train journeys were canceled with the decision of the railway station staff to quit immediately.

However, Railway Deputy General Manager Gamini Seneviratne says that it is not possible to run all office trains as usual today (06).

He added that due to the fuel crisis, the employees are facing a tough time in reporting to work.

As a result, out of 48 office trains, only two 22 trains will run, the officials said.

 

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