Indika Dodangoda, one of the striking railway trade union leaders, is a top activist of Basil’s SLPP party, the sources point out.
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.