Train strike continues, special buses deployed for passengers

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The train strike continued today with railway trade unions saying their demands had not yet been met.

The Government said that special buses had been deployed today to transport passengers who travel by train.

Railway passengers staged a protest yesterday blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station as railway trade unions staged a lightning strike.

Irate passengers also protested inside the Fort railway station last evening and damaged railway property in the process.

The Police Special Task Force was deployed to the Fort railway station to bring the situation under control.

As the strike continued, the Government decided to allow private buses to operate on any route despite the route permits issued to them, until the railway strike ends.

The Government said that the Army had been deployed to operate special bus services for students sitting for the Advanced Level examination during the strike. (Colombo Gazette)

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