Aug 11, 2018

India to train 100 army men as engine drivers!

Discussions are underway to train 100 army personnel as railway engine drivers in India, according to a senior Finance Ministry officer.

He said this in response to a question posed as to whether Indian railway engine drivers are to be brought to Sri Lanka for a short term training course for army personnel.

He also noted that the training to be provided to army personnel in handling railway engines will be carried out very soon.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in Colombo yesterday that he was not prepared to discuss anything with the railways workers until they stop their unreasonable strikes.