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Railway unions call off strike scheduled for midnight tonight


The strike scheduled by railway unions for midnight tonight was called off, Railway Operations Supervising Officers' Union Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said.

The decision was made following discussions with Deputy Transport Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe, he said.

The Deputy Minister had assured the unions that their demands were forwarded to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and that he has pledged to discuss their demands with President Maithripala Sirisena to bring about a resolution.