COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Around 8,000 vacancies reportedly exist in the Department of Railways.
A group of employees have claimed that without filling the vacancies or absorbing retired technical officers, the Department will face difficulties to continue train operations.
They say despite repeated calls; authorities have failed to take steps to fill the vacancies to ensure an uninterrupted train service.
Meanwhile, the Railway Department is planning to revise the train timetable due to the continuous train delays.
The Department is expected to announce the revise timetable in the coming week.