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A discussion is now going on to resolve the railway trade union action.

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation says the Secretary to the Ministry and the General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways are now holding a special discussion with the railway trade unions to resolve the railway strike. The Railway Engineers Association started a strike from midnight yesterday based on a complaint about the recruitment of assistant train drivers outside the regular procedure.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva made a request to trade union leaders not to strike considering the inconvenience to the students who will sit for the GCE (O / L) examination. The Minister requests the union leaders to resolve the issue through discussions.
However, local media reported that many commuters have been inconvenienced severely due to the strike this morning.

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