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Trains traveling along the coastal belt have been disrupted in Colombo following what officials say is a technical failure in one train. At least four trains are currently parked along the main railway track near the Bambalapitiya railway station. (S.A.J)


 

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  • Lamaya Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:58 AM

    Looks like non of you people have been abroad. I lived in the UK (developed country) for a few years and we faced major railway delays and signal failures at least 5 times a week. Sri Lanka is not as bad as you think. It's about time our citizens stopped complaining for every single thing that happens!

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 10 August 2010 06:24 AM

    There's nothing wrong in launching a satellite. But we should first get the basic things going... then proceed to the next step...I understand that trains are complex machines, but a satellite is far more complex. If there is a problem on a train, worst thing that can happen is it will stop on the rail track, but if a problem occurs in a satellite who's going to fix it in space? Who's money will be lost in the end?

    Another example is we are planning to expand Colombo city by filling sea using dredged material. But just have a look at the state of some of the Colombo city roads.. Should we or shouldn't we get the smaller and simpler things fixed before venturing in to larger and complex projects ? It is not a question whether we should start new complex projects - it is a matter of prioritizing.

    priyantha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 AM

    Railway Engineers and other technical staff have no innovative ideas to develop the system. Their mind and thoughts are still as per british colonial thinking. They are like frogs in the well . they never understand new technologies, new signal system to be installed. These officers are interesting only for bribe and commissions from the purchase.

    peter Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:33 AM

    That is absolutely true

    spark Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:11 AM

    Handover the railway to the Indians, they will do a better job. Our potential is security jobs, cleaning and housemaid job, whiling away at junctions driving three wheelers and driving buses like maniacs.

    sha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:14 AM

    where is our transport minister ? he might be remembered what he experienced last week when he travelled to payagala to colombo......he he....

    silva Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:38 AM

    this is a usual thing in our railways. Don't worry........

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:39 AM

    .. but we were planning to launch our own satellite to space (as per information given by TRC) !

    Concerned Person Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:40 AM

    When will this ever end?? Hope the relevant authorities take this matter seriously.. Coastal Trains are never on time

    ajith Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:48 AM

    Very sad!!!!!!
    SL Railway will never prosper under CGR.
    They are like" frogs in the well".
    Shame!!!!!!!!Rest of the nations are overtaking us.

    Rohitha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 04:50 AM

    As long as the train to Katunayake is running, who is worried about the Coastal line? Only a few hundred thousand commuters. So, who cares?

    Raman C G Tuesday, 10 August 2010 04:53 AM

    Baba
    Please do not underestimate our potential and also do not measure rest of the lankans with your own yard stick. We are much more capable than the Indians in every field, and may be a few like you cannot compete and bring about success. \

    RP Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:19 AM

    There are not many nations left to overtake us.

    Rajitha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:32 AM

    so what's wrong with launching a satellite?
    what's the big deal here? trains are complicated mechanical contraptions, and yes all machines are bound to have problems at some time or the other.


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