Video: Yal Devi arrives in Jaffna

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The one-time popular Yal Devi express train arrived in Jaffna a short while ago after 24 years, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa who boarded the train from Palai.

The Yal Devi train made its test trip to Jaffna on the recently restored Northern railway line on September 22 from Palai.

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  • ravi Monday, 13 October 2014 07:44 PM

    despite all other things one has to give credit to MR for undertaking this project and seeing it through. Yes thanks to India for the funding but the decision to accept and go ahead was the decision of the SL Government. Bravo via DM Android App

    alexalex@yahoo.com Monday, 13 October 2014 10:03 AM

    no one mentioned to thank India for building this railyway line back to Jaffna

    kumara Monday, 13 October 2014 02:36 PM

    after 25 years. same old conventional train???
    if i were precedent i would implement electric train...

    Channa Asela Monday, 13 October 2014 06:12 AM

    Congratulations ! One country !! One nation !!!

    Channa Asela Monday, 13 October 2014 06:16 AM

    What a happy moment. Congratulation !!!

    Karapotta Monday, 13 October 2014 06:16 AM

    Suba anagathayak !!!!

    sg Monday, 13 October 2014 06:26 AM

    Countinue the track to TN

    anura Monday, 13 October 2014 10:27 AM

    how can we satisfy you sir?

    Citizen Simple Monday, 13 October 2014 10:27 AM

    Great work, Thank you, India. Dream come true!

    Waco Monday, 13 October 2014 06:32 AM

    Congratulations. People from all parts mut visit Jaffna to see this beautiful part of Sri Lanka.
    Thank you Mr. president.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 13 October 2014 06:33 AM

    Ealamists are hurt. Tamil brethren are benefited.

    maddy Monday, 13 October 2014 06:36 AM

    Great move indeed even though cartoonist jealously looked at it.

    George Monday, 13 October 2014 09:29 PM

    What a waste of money. Could have upgraded to an electric train. via DM Android App

    RW Monday, 13 October 2014 10:05 PM

    Great work. Thank you Mr President. Magnificent via DM iPad app

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 13 October 2014 07:31 AM

    [quote name="maddy"]Great move indeed even though cartoonist jealously looked at it.[/quote]
    It is not jealousy. That is the reality.

    Muthyavan. Monday, 13 October 2014 01:06 PM

    Thanks to Indian help without any strings. Including helping thousand of displaced poor peoples to build their own houses Otherwise it would have never happen. via DM iPad app

    Saman Monday, 13 October 2014 05:10 PM

    One man show off at 400 Million Dollar Indian loan.

    hafeez Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:50 AM

    Happy for the country but I saw on the video thr was security assigned outside the train from colombo to jaffa as president was travelling I sincerely wish that it was not a scene were hearts were won by emptying the pockets of the poor people .. can we know how much was spent on presidential security Pls can we have the figures via DM Android App

    Colombo knight Monday, 13 October 2014 05:35 PM

    Continue the railway line to India near Adams bridge or mannar

    galle-guy Monday, 13 October 2014 08:27 AM

    congratulation President ! This line should have completed much more earlier than Hambantota projects.

    Tissa wickramaarachc Monday, 13 October 2014 08:27 AM

    this is realy a grate achivement, congradulations to the president for this initiatives.

    mount Monday, 13 October 2014 02:07 PM

    ONE COUNTRY DOUBLE MEANING TALKS.

    KB Chinhalaya Monday, 13 October 2014 09:13 AM

    Where is the 'Jealousy' when the cartoonist says that there are serious concerns on rule of law etc etc ?


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