Train derailed at Manampitiya

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A train which was carrying fuel from Colombo to Batticaloa had derailed in the Manampitiya, Welikanda area at about 9.30 p.m. yesterday.

According to Sri Lanka Railways Department Director Planning, Mr. Wijaya Samarasinghe eight tanks containing fuel derailed and two of them have toppled. As a result of the derailment, the Colombo – Batticaloa train services were cancelled yesterday.

Speaking further he said that a special committee was been appointed by Transport Minister Kumara Welgama to look into the incident. (LP)
Pics By  K.G. Karunarathne





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  • Roshan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:56 AM

    God grace !!!
    Good that this happend to fuel train !!!

    If it is a passenger train !!!!! @@@

    zafar m.siddiqi Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:54 PM

    sad news railway should check rail track with distance rod .fish plates and sleepers and stone beds some times it cross tolerance limit


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