Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sri Lanka's Southern Railway re-opens; trains from Solombo to Mathara

The renovated Southern railway of Sri Lanka will be commissioned by the Minister of Transport Kumar Welgama today (April 19), government sources say.

The visiting Indian parliamentary group led by Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj and Indian High Commissioner will also take partAshok K. Kantha will also take part in the opening ceremony, sources say.

Minister of Transport Kumar Welgama will commission the Southern railway at 1.30 p.m. at Aluthgama railway station and the distinguished guests will travel from Kaluthara South to Aluthgama before that.
Southern railway was renovated under an Indian credit line.

Sri Lanka Railway says that trains will be operated from Colombo to Mathara after a lapse of nearly an year since April 19.

However, several trains ran on the new track from Colombo to Mathara and the other way for the benefit of the persons who went to villages for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

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