The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Association has decided to call off the indefinite trade union action that was launched last Thursday.
The decision was reached following successful discussions held this afternoon with State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama.
Accordingly, the General Secretary of the Association Kasun Chamara said the issuance of train tickets and day to day operations will commence from tomorrow.
The Station Masters launched trade union action on the 23rd of December based on several demands.
Accordingly, they initially withdrew from issuing train tickets and from accepting parcels for transportation and yesterday withdrew from transporting fuel, cement and wheat flour.
General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways Dhammika Jayasundara said the Railway Department suffered significant financial losses due to the non-issuance of tickets.
Jayasundara speaking at a media briefing today said a joint programme has been planned with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to minimise any effect the strike could have on train operations.