Sri Lanka revives rail electrification plan
14 Jul
2015
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Sri Lanka revives rail electrification plan »

Sri Lanka has revived a plan to electrify suburban commuter rail links running to the capital Colombo, though several earlier attempts have been derailed.

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Special transport service begins for Poson
1 Jun
2015
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Special transport service begins for Poson »

A special train service will be in place from Sunday, May 31, for devotees travelling to Anuradhapura for the Poson festival. Superintendent of Railway Transport L. A. R Ratnayake stated the train will run between Anuradhapura and Mihintale.

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Over 8000 vacancies in railways : Trade Union
17 May
2015
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Over 8000 vacancies in railways : Trade Union »

The Railway Services Joint Trade Union says the authorities are yet to take measures to fill more than 8 thousand vacancies at the Department of Railways.

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Mom, with baby in arms, jumps in front of train
21 Apr
2015
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Mom, with baby in arms, jumps in front of train »

A woman has committed suicide in Sri Lanka by jumping in front of a moving train while holding her four-month old infant daughter in her arms, the ‘Lankadeepa’ newspaper has reported.

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CCCSL maintains Sri Lanka’s Southern Railway project built on low costs
18 Apr
2015
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CCCSL maintains Sri Lanka’s Southern Railway project built on low costs »

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL) on Friday rejected the accusation by the new government that the Southern Railway project in the island nation was constructed on a higher cost than the Northern Railway project.

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Program launched to modernize Sri-Lanka railway system
18 Apr
2015
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Program launched to modernize Sri-Lanka railway system »

The Ministry of Internal Transport has launched a programme to modernize the country's intercity train service network.

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Mumbai-Goa cruise liner now an empty dream
15 Feb
2015
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Mumbai-Goa cruise liner now an empty dream »

In fact, last year the Konkan Railway had operated a 'double decker premium' special train during the peak season only to serve the additional crowds.

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Sri Lankan train derailed by war chugs back into service
23 Jan
2015
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Sri Lankan train derailed by war chugs back into service »

The “Queen of Jaffna”, a once-popular train linking the ethnic Tamil’s northern heartland to the rest of Sri Lanka before a bloody civil war

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Sri Lanka police, train services gear up for Papal visit
15 Jan
2015
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Sri Lanka police, train services gear up for Papal visit »

He said motorists would be asked to use the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway during this period, and passage through this route would be toll free.

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Rail services for public up to Sri Lanka’s northernmost city begins
5 Jan
2015
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Rail services for public up to Sri Lanka’s northernmost city begins »

After a lapse of 25 years, train service to Sri Lanka's northernmost railway station commenced yesterday with the north bound Yal Devi train from Jaffna reaching the Kankasanthurai (KKS) station.

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