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Railway passengers will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi facilities at some 100 selected railway stations in the country by April, the Railway Department said.

Under this programme Wi-Fi hotspots are due to be established in over 100 stations around the country with the support of Sri Lanka Telecom.

“We are going to begin this programme next week from the Fort Railway Station. By April, there will be almost 100 railway stations with free internet access which enables passengers to access internet via smart phones or tablets,” Railway Commercial Superintendent Sisira Kumara said.

According to him, the infrastructure facilities for the project are still being constructed by the Railway Department in the selected railway stations.

Another joint project was launched by SLT and Mobitel that has provided access to free Wi-Fi hotspots on ICE trains for passengers. It was launched by SLT Chairman, Kumarasinghe Sirisena yesterday in the Jaffna Station.(Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Gamini Thambugala Friday, 27 February 2015 11:34 AM

    Well done!!Great move.We are eagerly waiting to use this service soon,from Fort.

    lankan Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:49 PM

    Make sure train runs on time. Keep hygienic and clean all stations toilets enable passengers to use. Then think of WiFi connection. via DM Android App

    dana Friday, 27 February 2015 11:52 AM

    waited until Wimal pointed out the things via DM Android App

    damithw Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:12 PM

    Very Good move. why our Welgama could not do it. He was serving only "Women" .

    maf Friday, 27 February 2015 09:16 PM

    Beauty of the sri lankan railways is obvious from the stinking toilets in all stations.

    partheepan Friday, 27 February 2015 08:52 AM

    we are welcomed this plan. and wishes good plan. this plan is helpful for train passengers. and please move quickly in this plan

    Lawry Friday, 27 February 2015 09:48 PM

    Please find an answer to a mystery question. What kind of drainage system do the train toilets use? Isbit the same primitive one we had half century ago? Then no need wi fi

    mohamed Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:40 PM

    first of some ministers sit and watch close to wellawatha station experience the sound pollution due to Mega sound generated by Chinese engine . This only country run such type engin.

    bartict Friday, 27 February 2015 03:30 PM

    appreciate the move. but more important is the punctual running of trains on proper schedule. KV line does not have trains for private sector workers. They are scheduled late and trains arrive later than schedule


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