Railways goes to CID over sabotage

The Railways Department had lodged complaint with the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to investigate over the damages caused to train compartments and locomotives by the striking workers, Additional General Manager of Railways Wijaya Samarasinghe said.

He said sabotage activities such as damaging several train
locomotives, compartments, signal cables and tablet instruments had been reported.

He said legal action would be taken against the workers under damaging the property of the Railways Department and misappropriation of public property.

“A special internal investigation will also be conducted by the Railways Department,” he said.

Several trains were running behind schedule due to damages.

In addition two train services one from Colombo to Panadura and the other Colombo-Polgahawela were cancelled this morning. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)