27 C
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Railways Department Removes Mail Compartments Amid Postal Workers’ Strike

- Advertisement -

In response to the ongoing two-day strike by postal workers, the Railways Department has announced the removal of mail compartments from scheduled train services, while ensuring that passenger services continue without disruption.

Starting tonight and continuing through tomorrow (9), mail compartments will not be included in the night trains departing from Colombo Fort to Badulla and Galle. These compartments are typically used for the transportation and sorting of postal letters and parcels.

The Badulla night mail train is scheduled to depart from Colombo Fort at 8:30 pm, and the Galle mail train will depart at 6:45 pm. Despite the removal of mail compartments, passenger services will operate as usual to minimize inconvenience to commuters.


Chinese traveler from Colombo found infected with COVID-19 on arrival at Shanghai

A Chinese national who arrived from Sri Lanka has been infected with COVID-19, Shanghai (China) Health Commission said on Thursday morning.  According to Chinese media,...

Another 160 Omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka

Another 160 cases of Omicron COVID variant have been recorded in Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from University of Sri Jayewardenepura said. According to Dr....

PM visits Tirupati

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for India on a 2-day pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati today (23). He was accorded a warm...


Breaking: Petition Sought Delay of Presidential Poll Dismissed by SC

The petition filed by a lawyer Aruna Laksiri was dismissed by Supreme Court, a short while ago. The petition sought to withold the Presidential Election...

Minor 2 Tremor Reported in Anuradhapura and Kantale

A minor tremor with a magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter scale was reported this evening between Anuradhapura and Kantale, according to the Geological...

PUCSL Approves 22.5% Reduction in Electricity Tariffs Starting Tomorrow

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has announced a significant reduction in electricity tariffs, effective from tomorrow. The overall reduction is 22.5%, bringing...