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Thursday, 03 October 2019 - 19:05
RAILWAY SERVICES DECLARED AS ESSENTIAL SERVICE, POLICE PROTECTION TO OUTBOUND TRAINS
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President Maithreepala Sirisena has signed off the Gazette to declare the Railway, an essential service this evening.

Meanwhile, steps have been taken to provide police protection to the passenger trains on service.
    

At the same time, Railway Superintendent VS Polwattage said measures have been taken to run 19 trains with the assistance of workers recruited under contract basis this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Government announced yesterday that all railway workers who do not report for duty will be considered to have vacated their posts.

However, the railway strikers threatened to continue their strike until demands are met.
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