The Ceylon Government Railway was formed in 1862 after representations made by planters to build a Railway to the Hill Country for the transport of tea and coffee to the Colombo Port.
Bullock carts could not cope up with the production. Six alternative routes were proposed due to the difficult terrain from Rambukkana to Kadugannawa. Capt. [...]
Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has underlined the importance of the country’s train service in the passenger transport sector. Minister Alahapperuma said he was planning to re-energise the country’s train service and make it more popular with the commuters.
The Minister no doubt will have his work cut out given the state of affairs in the Railways [...]