President Mahinda Rajapaksha is going to open up the Jaffna – Kankesanthurai section on 2nd of January through inaugurating the northern bound “Yal Devi” train to Kankesanthurai.
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The new Kadugannawa Railway Museum was declared open by Minister Kumara Welgama on the 27th of December 2014 for the 150th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Railway. A memorial ticket was issued free of charge & a memorial stamp, a book & a Video disk also was issued
Sachindra Umesh reporting about the haputale landslide which took place today(25). Night Mail (up) with Class M6 796 (pilot loco) & Class M6 783 (train loco) caught up on landslide near tunnel 38, Haputale, early morning today. M6 796 seems to have plowed through the landslide. Army personal doing a commendable effort to clear the […]
A special train ran from Colombo Fort to Jaffna for the Class M2 Diamond Jubilee yesterday(19) at 12.30. This train was hauled by the first locomotive of Class M2 batch numbered 569 which is also known as “Ontario”. Locomotive left the Running Shed, Dematagoda after the religious doings & decorations. “Ontario” was decorated & repainted […]
Nothern line train services disrupted due to a section of railway between Thalawa & Thambuththegama is under water. This had happen due to the high rainfall took place at night yesterday. Due to this incident all trains of the nothern line will be running late including the special train of Class M2 Locomotive.
A special train will depart from Colombo Fort to Jaffna on 19th December 2014 at 10.00am for the 60th anniversary of Class M2 locomotives. This train will be hauled by the first locomotive of Class M2 batch, No.569 named Ontario. It will stop only at Anuradhapura. This is the first instance of a M2 reaching […]
Sri Lanka Railways introduced a new train service between Kandy & Jaffna for the Christmas holiday season. This train will be running on weekends of December only. Train will depart Kandy on Saturdays at 03:55am & will reach Jaffna at 11.35am on the same day. Train to Kandy will depart on Sundays at noon & […]
The Railway Museum in Kadugannawa built by Sri Lanka Railways with Chinese Funds will be opened on 27th December 2014 for the 150th anniversary of Sri Lanka Railways. This museum will be a resource for both locals & foreigners to discover the history of the Railway Services of Sri Lanka. These constructions are done in […]