While promoting tourism in the country, the Transport Ministry together with the Railway Department is exploring the possibilities of building a new railway line from Katunayake Airport to Veyangoda soon, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranathunga said.
Addressing a meeting at Minuwangoda, the Minister said that with the help of the new railway line, local and foreign tourists would be able to reach Kandy, Badulla, Jaffna and Trincomalee by train without coming to Colombo.
He said the majority of parliamentarians did not like the concept of the national government.
"I like that concept because we came to power as ministers to serve the people. If we have two more years, we would be able to do more work for the people than what we did during our term, as today we are talking about the development of the country," he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)