The Transport Minister, Bandula Gunawardana, handed over appointment letters to the 44 newly- recruited station masters this morning.
The ceremony was held at the Transport Ministry this morning. With the current situation, a policy decision was taken by the government not to make new appointments, the minister said.
The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union (SLRSMU) said there was a requirement for station masters for the newly- constructed railway stations. With the new recruitments, it would be possible to ease congestion at Colombo Fort, Maradana, Gampaha, Ragama, Panadura and Galle railway stations.
The station masters were appointed today as the first batch to join the public service after three years and also the first batch among the recruits to join the public service in 2023, the union said.