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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.

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