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Station Masters doubt online ticket sale remittances

Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union President Sumedha Somaratne said that there is a doubt about whether funds are correctly remitted to the Railways Department from the online train ticket booking.

“Normally a printed copy of the ticket is issued at counters at railway stations after the booking is confirmed. However, when we see the printed copy of the ticket carefully, it does not mention the cost for the return journey even though the train fare for the onward journey is recorded. Therefore, we have a doubt whether the funds collected from the return journey are actually remitted to the Railways Department,” he added. “A daily balance sheet maintains for the train tickets issued by normal counters at railway stations. But, no such methods for online train ticket reservations.Therefore, we do not know the actual daily income earned by online train ticket booking,” he added.

We will complain to the Government Auditor General’s Department to probe this issue by performing a forensic audit,” he added.


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