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Tensions at Fort Railway Station due to Sudden Strike

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Tensions have erupted at Fort Railway Station as passengers face significant disruptions due to a strike launched by Railway Station Masters over the failure to address their demands.

The Department of Railways has decided to cancel today’s (9) scheduled night mail trains due to this trade union action, which is set to begin at midnight and includes both station masters and train controllers.

In response to the strike, the Ministry of Transport has facilitated an alternative for passengers holding railway season tickets, allowing them to travel on Sri Lanka Transport Board buses on 10 July.

Additionally, preparations are underway to operate a limited number of office trains tomorrow (July 10) by deploying the necessary personnel, the ministry said.

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