COLOMBO :The Sri Lanka Railways Locomotive Operating Engineers’ Union has reportedly called off their strike.
The trade union launched a strike at midnight on Monday (11 Sep.) over several key demands including the amendments to the recruitment process and promotions, which they claim fell on deaf ears for nearly five years.
Hundreds of commuters were afflicted by the trade unions, as more than 100 train journeys were cancelled after locomotive operating engineers withdrew from duties, forcing several passengers to train-surf on overcrowded trains, while others were left stranded at railway stations.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Tuesday (12 Sep.) issued a gazette notification last evening (12) declaring the public transport services for passengers or goods and the provision and maintenance of facilities for transport services by railway lines as essential services with immediate effect under the Essential Public Service
- Pakistan high commission distributes dry rations for the 2md consecutive day in Colombo
- Legal profession has a vital role in protecting the Rule of Law,Minister of Justice Ali Sabry
- Pakistan wants UN Security Council (UNSC) to issue a call for an end to Israel’s devastating violence against the Palestinians in Gaza
- Lankan migrants stage Aragalaya in Los Angeles