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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 8:17
Train strike is on, commuters inconvenienced
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The train strike launched by the Locomotive Operating Engineers' Union and train guards at last midnight last continues today (Jan.24).

The strike was launched over four demands, including a demand to extend the service period of contracted train engine drivers.

The Railway Control Room said that as a consequence of the strike, nine trains turns from Colombo Fort, and “Muthu Kumari”  which runs from Chilaw to Colombo Fort have been cancelled.

The ‘Yal Devi’ which was scheduled to leave Colombo Fort this morning and the trains bound for Talai Mannar and Batticaloa have also been cancelled.

However, the Main Control Room said that in spite of the strike, trains coming in from outstations have been arriving in Colombo Fort as per the regular schedule.

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