Minister of State Dilum Amunugama says that orders have been issued to arrest railway employees for further disrupting train services under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
“No matter what the strike is, the train service cannot be stopped. However, I have already instructed that if anyone else disrupts the train service, they should be arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. ”
Question: Now it is the Station Masters who give the train signals. When they strike, a train cannot run without a signal. How to act in such a situation?
“No matter what the anarchy is, the people who run the train are the ones who give the signal. This used to be the Royal Railroad. The train was made by the Queen. Even though the queen was made, people of that standard are not there now. Strikes like this, should not be allowed. Definitely tell this to the media, we have to say this without fear. People are of the same opinion. Therefore, as a government, we have been patient ”
Question: Does being impatient mean taking a tough decision on strikes?
“As the Minister of State, I have taken a decision in consultation with the President. Whoever boycotts this, we will go for the final result. The government has appointed the people. The responsibility of the government is to provide welfare to the people. Terrorist activities cannot be carried out by the people who are getting salaries from the government.
Dilum Amunugama said this while participating in a news feature program on Neth FM.