More than Rs. 8.6 million in revenue has been earned as expressway toll after the tri-forces were deployed for operations at ticket counters since the launch of a strike by the Expressway Worker’s Union.

The All-Island Expressway Workers’ Union initiated the strike yesterday, citing various demands, including concerns about the privatization of the highway network.

In response to the 24-hour token strike, tri-force personnel were deployed to manage ticket counters and provide security on the expressways.

Accordingly, the Sri Lanka Army which had been deployed for the Southern Expressway operations collected  Rs. 1,635,940 while Sri Lanka Air Force personnel on the Katunayake Expressway collected Rs.  5,951,090 and the Sri Lanka Navy on the Central Expressway (Kurunegala) collected Rs. 1,022 900 despite the challenges such as the union membere taking away the ticket issuing machines and not handing over cards.

-daily mirror