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Station masters launch trade union action

(UTV | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Association has launched a trade union action against the decision by the management of Sri Lanka Railways to cancel several long-distance train journeys without prior notice.

Accordingly, the Association has announced that Station Masters’ will not accept advance booking requests.

They claim the decision to cancel train journeys have severely inconvenienced the public as well as station masters.

The Association said the management announced yesterday that it will resume long distance journeys commencing from Colombo to Beliatta, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Trincomalee and issued tickets but today it has cancelled the train journeys.

The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Association noted a large number of individuals have already purchased tickets for the now cancelled trains.

The Association said cancellations have inconvenienced both the public and the station masters.

Therefore, the Association has resorted to launching a trade union action.

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