Thanks for the slrfc web team. you are doing a great job. keep it up with latest railway news. I’m from University of Colombo and a son of former Railway Driver and really interested in browsing this SLR site. I’ll be sending you rare SLR photos soon. Thanks.
Congratulations on an interesting and informative website. This is better than many other Sri Lankan websites. Just noticed in your timetables, however, that Matara is also entered under the Northern line, which seems to be incorrect, and it is also mentioned in the hill country schedule. Presume the reference should have been to Matale?
Sri Lanka Railway can contribute tourism industry (for Locals and Foreigners) in Sri Lanka in many ways. Your promotions in mass medias are not sufficient.
Also, if SLR could fix one LCD display in Hitachi Train compartments to see the view of the front track through a camera eye, that will give trmendous experiance to the travellers
I am wondering if someone could help me.
I am reseaching my family tree and my Great Grandfather William Parkins was a Foreman and laterly a Railway Inspector in the 1920′s in Ceylon.
My Grandfather William was born in Candy
I would like to get try and get more infomation on their lives.
I hope anyone visiting this site may provide further information.
I am a train fan
like to travel, enjoy a train ride, take pics and play with models
I have made some simple model trains in my own way , and I play with a station and a train yard
Nicely constructed site, and hav some good pics if I can upload
Keep it up and like to KIT
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This article was published in the Island newspaper some years ago; as a result, some of the figures quoted in this article have changed during the intermediate period. Nevertheless, we republish this article since the content is still valid today as the day it was published.
The Railway is over 130 years old and when it [...]
I was ten years old then, and living with my parents in our ancestral village of Galwadugoda, Galle. Our house was situated besides the railway track – the Coast Line that ran from Colombo to Galle and Matara. As many a child of that age would do, I spent long hours of my leisure near [...]