Aug 12, 2018

Basil, the hidden hand behind railway strike? Featured

Basil Rajapaksa is the hidden hand behind the ongoing strike by railway workers, according to government sources.

Indika Dodangoda, one of the striking railway trade union leaders, is a top activist of Basil’s SLPP party, the sources point out.
ruwan                                                               Military will operate the trains – Ruwan Wijayawardena

Meanwhile, state minister of defence Ruwan Wijayawardena says the military will be given the task of operating the rains if the strike continues.

An essential service?

Speaking to the media yesterday (11) following a function in Gampaha, he accused TUs of abusing the democracy given by the present regime and inconveniencing the people, especially the students sitting for the GCE advanced level examination.

Wijayawardena said he believed the railways should be made an essential service.