SL Railways Trade Union Alliance calls for cancellation of Cabinet decision on lands

SL Railways Trade Union Alliance calls for cancellation of Cabinet decision on lands

SL Railways Trade Union Alliance calls for cancellation of Cabinet decision on lands

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jul, 2016 | 4:44 pm

The Joint Trade Union Alliance of Sri Lanka Railways has called for the immediate cancellation of the cabinet decision to allow the Ministry of Transport to take over lands owned by the Department of Railways.

Co-convenor of the Joint Trade Union Alliance S.P Withanage said this decision has resulted in their land being misused. He further said the president and the premier have also been requested to change the decision.

When News1st made an inquiry in this regard from Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Nihal Somaweera, he said the President’s Investigation Commission has already commenced an investigations into an incident on the misuse of land owned by the Department of Railways.

He went on to say that once the involvement of the present General Manager of Railways was established in the incident, steps were taken to temporarily handover the land in question to the Ministry of Transport upon on a request made by the commission.

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