Railway Department has 7,000 vacancies
There is a shortage of 7,000 workers in the railway department, Deputy General Manager of Railways Gamini Seneviratne said yesterday. The Railway Department had a cadre of 21,000, but there were only 14,000 staffers, he said.
“This is having an adverse impact on the daily activities of the department,” Seneviratne said.
He added that in December another 1,000 employees will retire.
“There is a serious shortage of railway guards and because of this a number of trains are cancelled everyday. A large number of experienced operations and technical staffers will also retire in December,” he said.