Railway workers call off strike; Delay in operations expected

Railway trade unions have called off their strike action.

A Senior Officer from Sri Lanka Railways told News 1st that a decision was made to release fuel from the Sri Lanka Railways reserves to employees, as they went on strike citing that they had NO fuel to report to work.

The officer said that fuel was provided to railway workers until 3 PM on Friday (1).

The sudden strike by railway workers severely inconvenienced many passengers on Friday (1) afternoon.

Sri Lanka Railways said that although the strike was called off, there will be a delay in operating trains this evening.