He said the leave of all SLTB drivers have been limited to ensure there are enough busses to provide transport to the public.
The Transport and Civil Aviation State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe said the government would provide a solution within the next two weeks to sort out the issues which led to the railway strike.
The State Minister also noted that despite the strike, many of the trans had been operating yesterday.
Railway strike to continue
The Railway unions claim that as planned the strike action would be effective until midnight today.
The Railway Trade Unions launched the strike action at midnight on June 20th based on several wage demands.
Railway Trade Union Collective Co-convenor Lal Ariyaratne however, warned that if their demands are not met and a solution is not granted, they would discuss with the other unions and launch another strike.