Leave of all SLTB staff including drivers, conductors, and technical staff have been temporarily cancelled, announced Ministry of Transport.
The step has been taken by the Ministry to minimize the inconvenience caused to passengers due to the ongoing train strike.
Meanwhile a new SLTB bus schedule will be introduced by the Ministry.
Also, the National Transport Commission (NTC) has agreed to provide opportunity for private buses to run without route permits.
Engine drivers and railway guards launched a strike yesterday evening (11) based on several demands.