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The first high speed train service in Sri Lanka was launched between Galle and Matara this morning. The train service is expected to run at 100 Kmph between the two cities. The picture shows the high speed train during the launch. Pix by  Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk






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  • sinhaya Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:58 AM

    Indian flag on a Chinese built S 10 train, Good work Sri Lanka.

    Arjuna Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:54 AM

    good move.. but not like eurpoe standred.

    the under taker Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:22 AM

    I MUST CALL IT [DEATH TRAIN) -SINCE, THERE ARE MANY UNPROTECTED LEVEL CROSSINGS-OVER TO U CGR

    UJ Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:11 AM

    Nice Indian Flag. So when are we gonna hear the official announcement on renaming CGR to Indian Railway Department for Sri Lanka.

    Commonsense Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:25 AM

    This is Sri Lankan style. Try to think as an Asian.

    local boy Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:29 AM

    high speed ? lol . love you CGR !!

    Hillary Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:32 AM

    This is not a big event ,We are far behind than other countries.Dont try to take a political advantage excagerating and showing this.What about the unprotected railway crossings come on line with this track??????????????

    rohita Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:50 AM

    surely lots of people are bound to get killed at unprotected level crossings and railway lines

    Danushke Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:52 PM

    Good point. Just hope the authorities considered all the safety aspects in advance.

    shace Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:59 PM

    True 100Km/h and we call it a spped train????

    waz Thursday, 17 February 2011 03:19 AM

    is this for real, if so its good, but at 100 KMP does this mean people still hang out of the door or ride on the top, are the doors on this train automatic?? it will be nice to see.

    rosh Wednesday, 16 February 2011 01:23 PM

    Seems everybody is talking high about what we dont have - not what we managed to reach ; atleast as a biginning

    srinath.gunaratne Wednesday, 16 February 2011 01:22 PM

    In Asia, Japan run trains at average 500kmph. That is speed train. Not this crap.

    MW Wednesday, 16 February 2011 02:40 PM

    At this speed for how many years to come !

    zafar.m.siddiqi Wednesday, 16 February 2011 04:18 PM

    GOOD NEWS .GOOD WORK BY SRI LANKA RAILWAY ,CONGRATULATION .GOOD START AT WOLD CUP OCCASION .NEW LIFE IN TRACKS AND STAFF. GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES FOR SRI LANKA RAILWAY AND PEOPLES OF COUNTRY

    IQBAL HHSSAIN Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:13 PM

    its good best wishes

    asoka abeywardena Wednesday, 16 February 2011 06:00 PM

    sudda introduced railway to sri lanka and now india introduced high speed railway...what sri lanka did all these years...?????

    THE UNDER TAKER Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:29 AM

    SINHAYA- ITS GLOBALISTATION- CHINESE ENGINE/TRACK LAYED BY INDIANS/RUN BY SRI LANKAN DRIVER/PASSENGERS VARIOUS COMMUNITY

    tharanga Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:48 AM

    Good Move .Very happy,But I would like to add something what i feel sametime we have to improve our rail gates.be carefull .anyway this is very good move


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