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The “Udarata Menike” express train bound for Badulla from the Colombo Fort Railway Station yesterday, had failed to stop at Gampaha and continued on to Veyangoda.

The train had then returned to Gampaha to pick up over fifty passengers who had made bookings in advance to travel by this express train.

The train had left Colombo Fort at 9.45 am and was scheduled to reach Gampaha at 10.15 am, but, to the amazement of the commuters, it had passed through without stopping.

By the time this irregularity was brought to the notice of the train control room by the Station Master at Gampaha, the train had reached Veyangoda, 14 kilometres away. The engine driver had then returned to Gampaha at 10.45 am and picked up the waiting passengers and resumed his journey.

The Railways Department is to hold a disciplinary inquiry against the driver, his assistant, the head guard and the junior guard with regard to this error. (Mahinda Nissanka and T Dissanayake)
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  • rumi Friday, 05 April 2013 08:25 AM

    they were all drinking liquor-when passing

    Rasa Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:14 PM

    Good service. Many are stressed up in work and at home.

    Ranjitdea Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:29 PM

    Oh my God!

    Mike Friday, 05 April 2013 11:13 AM

    sure like what happen in Fashion Bugs - amicable settlement
    what a joke ---- the country is gone for the dogs --- No law and expect more disasters days to come with - The Govertment on all out Thuggery extortion and crimes and other side the Balu Senas -Yellow rob terrorists have taken the law in to their hands

    Keep dreaming the people who supports the Govertment - the next they will come after you as their motive ONLY MONEY & POWER- God Bless Sri Lanka

    Rom Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:34 PM

    Lan-ka-wé apé Lan-ka-wé !!!!!

    sobers Friday, 05 April 2013 08:41 AM

    Name board at Gampaha station was pasted with so much of Political posters, The poor driver couldn't identify.

    DAW Friday, 05 April 2013 05:55 AM

    What about the signals.

    Saradial Friday, 05 April 2013 11:17 AM

    No need disciplinary inquiry, we can amicably settle.

    Titanic Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:06 PM

    World record, may be only country these things happen

    Goni Billa Saturday, 06 April 2013 06:14 AM

    This is Sri Lanka ! What do you expect? Most likely he was asleep at the controls or he must have been on his mobile phone transacting other business.

    Mohan Perera Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:14 PM

    Wow !!! This is a new stop, never before, More hrs to travel by the time it reaches Badulla.

    IVJ Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:17 PM

    Weren't the signals working properly at the Gampaha station? Very fishy!

    Pradeep Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:28 PM

    Miracle in Asia.

    ANTON Friday, 05 April 2013 02:24 PM

    SEEMS YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM SOCIOPATHIC PHOBIA, IMMEDIATELY CONSULT A DOCTOR.

    Namal Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:31 PM

    May be the Driver waiting for auspicious time to stop the train.

    Norwegian Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:23 AM

    Blame on inter nett as all Sri Lankan do and beg for money from foreigner people,,

    GC Friday, 05 April 2013 06:30 AM

    … which cannot be allowed.

    Norwegian Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:26 AM

    Just blame on Internet and beg from other country fore money as this begging country always do,, newer will work but only beg

    Ranil Friday, 05 April 2013 06:33 AM

    Must be driven by cost of living, no stops

    Norwegian Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:27 AM

    This happens only in SL,,

    sajith Friday, 05 April 2013 06:34 AM

    Then they will find that passengers are guilty for not being able to stop the train

    DeSelva Friday, 05 April 2013 06:36 AM

    may be he was singing that song Udarata Menike.....
    any one knows the line? I use to sing with other friends when traveling home for school holidays

    Norwegian Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:29 AM

    Yes,, as a trawlers it the only place,, but just beg outside country fore money to solve also this issue

    Srilankan Friday, 05 April 2013 12:34 AM

    Funny things happens in this country

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:34 AM

    Engine Driver will come out with the excuse saying brakes did not function. Even the Trade Unions will stand by him. Wait and see.

    Srilankan Friday, 05 April 2013 12:34 AM

    Funny things happens in lanka

    Korale Friday, 05 April 2013 09:26 AM

    Don't whether he owes money to the Gampaha Station mater

    ANTON Friday, 05 April 2013 06:49 AM

    USUALLY LADIES ARE FORGETTING EVERYTHING.

    Fazli Friday, 05 April 2013 12:48 AM

    but its pure human error

    Thomas Friday, 05 April 2013 03:08 PM

    Hope the Train will not pass through RED SIGNAL forgetfully and meet with a serious accident. Was the driver drunk & sleeping?

    Pasel Friday, 05 April 2013 11:53 AM

    No the driver show Mervin and Vimal at the satiation

    Buwa Friday, 05 April 2013 07:29 AM

    nonsense. this happens all around the world.

    Bishel Perera Friday, 05 April 2013 12:13 PM

    Buwa.,oya maaara Buwekne.. not worried how they voice opinion in the supreme parliament of Sri Lanka?
    KORALE - Best comment

    Buwa Friday, 05 April 2013 07:32 AM

    I worry about the country when I see people like you are allowed to voice their opinion

    Kit udugama Saturday, 06 April 2013 08:03 AM

    No kudu please if you are operating a train .

    Kit udugama Saturday, 06 April 2013 08:05 AM

    NO No, He was text ting messages to his girl friend. I heard she is a real beauty ,just like a cheese ball !!!

    dass Thursday, 04 April 2013 08:14 PM

    what if driver says " i can't remember anything"

    Achcharu Friday, 05 April 2013 12:34 PM

    Was it carrying Minister Duminda?

    Sinhaya Friday, 05 April 2013 12:35 PM

    Train driver saw Mervin. Silva at the station.That is why he didint stop.

    Lanka Putha Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00 AM

    they are not drivers... they prefer to call them pilot...lol via DM Android App

    idroos2002 Thursday, 04 April 2013 08:55 PM

    Just forget and forgive if we look into these things we have look at every thing

    EnEff Friday, 05 April 2013 12:47 PM

    Then passengers will give affidavits stating that they voluntarily requested it to pass, so no issue; tax payers money will be spent to honourably discharge them!

    EnEff Friday, 05 April 2013 12:48 PM

    So long as you were not standing on the paltform at Gampaha or was inside the train that was going backwards!

    AJ-DXB Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00 AM

    these sort of errors will take place as every citizen thinks how to meet tomorrow's expenses;) via DM Android App

    sonaliw Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:15 PM

    only in Sri Lanka

    worried citizen Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:21 PM

    drunk and drive ??

    MagodisThuma Friday, 05 April 2013 01:03 PM

    Me Rate Minissu...Thanikara... Kellinne.... Pissu ! Hikk..Oakk !

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 05 April 2013 08:16 AM

    Hillarious

    Jambo Friday, 05 April 2013 01:07 PM

    No brakes

    BADA-YATA-GEMMBA Friday, 05 April 2013 08:20 AM

    The TRAIN must have been sufering from ALZHIEMER'S DISEASE!!!!!!
    May have conracted from from the CABINET!!!
    Put them all in the NAKI MADAMA!!!!! ........for STARTER


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