An invisible hand is interfering with action taken towards the progress of the Railway Department, Railway Trade Union Collective said at a press conference in Colombo Monday. Twelve years ago, General Manager Railways P P Wijesekara was accused of bribery and the charge was not proved after an audit inquiry. The same incident has been [...]
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Train services on the main line were interrupted for over five hours last morning when a container truck hit the rail bridge at Biyagama Road, closer to Peliyagoda. The container crashed into the ‘Kalu Palama’ damaging the overhead railway lines, a railway official said. Railway workers attending the damaged Keleniya Bridge.
The Railways Department has upgraded the signal system on the coastal railway line at a cost of Rs 80 million. The operation of the signal system which was installed with the assistance of the Netherlands Government was handed over to the railway main control room in Colombo yesterday. “Under the project, a technologically advanced signal [...]
The railway network of Sri Lanka consists of 1,449 km. Railways contribute around 5% of passenger transport and 2% of goods transport. Though the accessibility to railway is not spread throughout the country it carries about 64 million passengers and almost 1.6 million metric tones of freight per annum, stated the Ministry of Finance and [...]