The Railway Engineers Union announced the end of the train drivers’ strike following discussions with authorities yesterday (13) night.
The strike, initiated by 84 members of the Railway Engineers Union on Tuesday (12) had disrupted commuter services and led to two unfortunate deaths and one severe injury.
In response to the strike’s impact, President Ranil Wickremesinghe had declared the railway service an essential service in the country through a special gazette.
Additionally, a Cabinet Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure, chaired by the Prime Minister, convened yesterday (13) to address the concerns.
Following the committee’s deliberations, the General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways conveyed the decisions to the trade union members, leading to the suspension of the strike. The Secretary of the Railway Engineers Association, S.R.C.M. Senanayake, confirmed that train operations would return to normal by today (14) afternoon.