President declares Railways an essential public service

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared Sri Lanka Railways as an essential public service.

The Extraordinary Gazette in this regard was issued by the Presidential Secretariat today (27).

Accordingly, the train services, maintenance of trains and railway lines, signal systems and operation which required to provide the necessary protection, issuing of tickets and any other services that should be provided by the Railway Department are required to maintain the efficiency and the continuity of the services.

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