E-train from Veyangoda to Panadura

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Cabinet has approved the construction of an electric train service between Veyangoda and Panadura, Internal Transport Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara today said.

Mr. Maddumabandara said the construction of the electric train service would be done in cooperation with the Railway Department, Ceylon Electricity Board and the Internal Transport Ministry.

He added that the Cabinet Proposal to construct a monorail system linking Colombo to the suburbs was being studied, and the ministry was awaiting approval to commence it.

He said Cabinet approval had also been granted to purchase 160 railway coaches, 18 power set trains and 30 tankers. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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  • Sumu Monday, 22 June 2015 12:07 PM

    The people are still living under the poverty line. Can SL afford a train like this even if it is an old one?

    p nonis Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:09 PM

    we have seen all this happen in 100days in office.promises before the elections.Most of the previous govts projects on hold or stoppedgive more concessions,,increase wages, reduce petrol.and go home after 100 days .Is that it?

    Dee Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:54 AM

    If Mara was there the cost of electric train would be double the cost of a sky train.

    Sikuru Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:37 PM

    Desperate MR supporters!

    Simenthi Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:43 PM

    MR supporters are becoming jokers in the comments, LOL they are doing their best to degrade development

    Ziyard Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:19 AM

    If it is double then it would still be okay.rjapaksas re known for 500% commission

    john de silva Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:52 AM

    Ha Ha ha ....!!!Elections are on the horizon ...Lovely looking metro train in the article...Who are we kidding ....Build the track first ..ha ha..ha Be careful city folks you will be electrocuted while sitting shitting and sleeping on the track ....and one more thing .. the train should match the track !!! ;)

    Hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:53 AM

    Dont worry this GAWAPALANAYA will not do any development. Its just an election gimmick. People wont be fooled again. They know that they done noting just approving things to fool voters. MR is the only person who made these things happen

    iemerald Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:55 AM

    WILL THIS ADMINISTRATION BE TRANSPARENT IN AWARDING CONTRACTS WITHOUT ANY KICKBACKS IE BRIBES TO MINISTERS AND THEWIR PARTNERS IN CRIME AS HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST.I WISH THERE WILL BE WHISTLE BLOWERS TO EXPOSE THESE.

    Sikuru Saturday, 20 June 2015 07:19 PM

    The government should go ahead fast as there are people who try to spread false rumors saying they have stopped development etc.

    Ajjaa Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:05 PM

    "Katin Bathala hitawanawa wage...."

    parippu Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:10 PM

    It will be the 100 day wonder!

    Nimal Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:18 PM

    Be positive, dont comment like a fool being electricuted

    Sunil Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:21 PM

    I think Japan is the best when it comes to electric train technology. might be a good idea to work with them to implement this project.

    Damien Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:32 PM

    This government has started a fass in order to fool the people into believing that development work would continue.

    nilantha Saturday, 20 June 2015 09:44 PM

    Dear all,Recently i traveled from CMB to Polgahawela by train and just I wanted to go to toilet then i tried to go Veyangoda station toilet as train had a long stop there,the hygiene and cleanses is not for human use,its like hell and not cleaned and at all and i couldnt bear the bad smell and i run away without doing my part never ever wish to have even a look at those toilets again ,Hence when I was coming back I just checked all the main railway stations toilets conditions and found all are same and nothing is suitable for human use,So I beg and request from all concerned to make a way to provide a better sanitary facility at all railway stations and make a proper way to maintain high standards for human use rather then wasting money on this type of shit as we still can use the normal train service as of now.

    modya Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:15 PM

    Good. This is the way forward.

    OMG Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:28 PM

    Better to leave the existing lines as it is and use the money to make a monorail network to connect the busy areas so that we will not need to use vehicles like in Kuala Lumpur.

    Pathirana Monday, 22 June 2015 10:34 AM

    We have to improve our transport service.So this is a good idea of way to start.

    Sikuru Saturday, 20 June 2015 02:32 PM

    It is totally understandable that MR fans will not be able to take these developments so they resort to insults

    Sajith Monday, 22 June 2015 07:21 AM

    The photo in the article shows a Bombardier A-city train built in Australia. Is the government planning on buying trains from a Australian/European country or would we have to settle for crap from India or China(CNR/CSR) or is the train photo part of a larger conspiracy?


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