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Yal Devi to KKS from today

2 January 2015 06:42 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Yal Devi express train travelled from Jaffna to Kankesanthurai (KKS) today after a lapse of 25 years, the Railway Department said.

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the train service this morning in the presence of Ministers Susil Premajayanth, Reginald Cooray, Douglas Devananda and Northern Province Governor.   

Sri Lanka Railway (SLR) Commercial Superintendent Sisira Kumara said the North-bound ‘Yal Devi’ train left for KKS linking the North and South by rail for first time since the train service was halted during the height of the armed conflict. “The service will be open for the public from tomorrow,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 8

  • UK SRILANKAN Saturday, 03 January 2015 04:58 AM

    Tamils of north are desperate for Justice and good Governance not foreign aid train station or Airport.the way past Fonseka now MY3 this is fantastic news in Srilanka.

    chandra Friday, 02 January 2015 12:33 PM

    With war destruction. Without war construction. Very very Goooood

    Monkey Joe Friday, 02 January 2015 04:45 PM

    Another election "gag" to gain votes of the Tamils ?

    Mangala Friday, 02 January 2015 06:13 PM

    Well done. Hats off for MR. These are the needs of the hour. Another good answer for unholy gang and their Gobels.

    godfrey.P Friday, 02 January 2015 10:56 PM

    We should have Elections every year to have development.

    kevin Friday, 02 January 2015 02:11 PM

    This is a Fabulous , wonderful news in srilanka .......... all the tamil will happy for this so vote for MR

    Cheers Friday, 02 January 2015 02:17 PM

    Another first by non other than the current president and the govt welldone we salute you for these developments and let all critics be loosers

    Sangaralingham Friday, 02 January 2015 11:31 PM

    Lanka now joined by rail train rail tracks. Now the most important need to unite mentally emotionally politically socially financially and morally

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