Gazette notification to make Sri Lanka Railways an essential service expected today

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe states that the gazette notification to make the Railways an “essential public service” is expected to be issued today.

The Minister said the relevant documents have already been forwarded to the Secretary to the President.

Meanwhile, the strike launched by the Railway Trade Unions over salary discrepancies continued for an eighth day today severely inconveniencing the commuters.

Several rounds of discussions between the trade unions and the government have been unsuccessful and the unions have determined to continue the strike.

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