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Railway strike continues

None of the office trains operated this morning due to the strike.

Sri Lanka railways trade unions launched a strike from midnight yesterday against the unnecessary influences brought about by certain Transport Ministry officials to the Railways General Manager Dilantha Perera to reinstate the railway shunting driver who was interdicted for being under the influence of liquor during the working hours.

The General Manager of Railways Dilantha Fernando has been summoned to the Ministry of Transport for a discussion at 9.30 am today.

Security personnel have also been deployed to the Fort Railway Station.

Co-convener of the All Ceylon Railway Union, S.P. Vithanage said “the driver was found driving a train under the influence of liquor on May 28. He said it is revealed that that transport Ministry officials had influenced on General Manger to reinstate the interdicted shunting driver as he is alleged to be a close friend of high ranking Transport Ministry official.

It is revealed that Railway general Manager has decided to resign from his post due to the influences made on him by Transport Ministry officials.

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