Station Masters have decided to intensify their trade union action by withdrawing from all services at midnight on Sunday.
They claim due to their union action, all train journeys are likely to be cancelled on Monday.
The Sri Lanka Railways Station Masters’ Union said it will continue its trade union action today and tomorrow and then will withdraw from services altogether on Monday.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Chairman of the Railway Station Masters’ Association Sumedha Somaratne said they are currently not issuing tickets or accepting and transporting parcels.
Sumedha Somaratne said trains are currently in operation and they are also handling reservations.
He said although they held discussions with the Secretary to the Ministry of Transport yesterday, they did not receive a favourable response to their demands.
Sumedha Somaratne noted that the General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways informed them today to operate trains according to the timetable and he will take steps to meet the demands of Station Masters.
He said however since they have not received any definitive assurances, they will not suspend their trade union action.
Station Masters commenced the trade union action a number of days ago, over concerns related to promotions and signalling systems.