LOSS AMOUNTS OVER RS.70MN
He said the losses were due to non-issuance of tickets, repayment for booked tickets for locals and foreigners, and due to freight train cancellations.
The Railways Department also had to bear the expenses of inconvenienced commuters to provide transport by Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses.
The railway Trade Unions launched the strike over a salary issue on Wednesday (8) was called off yesterday following a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena.
However, he said that the damage caused to the railway stations’ including Colombo Fort, by angry commuters was yet to be calculated.