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Sri Lanka: National rail strike May 9

Union plans national rail strike on May 9; anticipate rail disruptions

08 May 08:27 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/8/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/9/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka


Unions representing rail workers in Sri Lanka have called for a nationwide strike to be held on Wednesday, May 9. According to local sources, the strike is being organized following disputes between the union and government officials over salary negotiations. Disruptions - including reduced services, delays, and overcrowding - are likely on May 9 throughout the Sri Lankan rail network.


Travelers are advised to confirm rail timetables and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

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