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The Yaldevi train is set to resume services from Colombo to Jaffna next year ahead of schedule, Indian High Commissioner Ashok. K. Kantha said. He said the Indian government was currently taking all necessary measures to ensure that the service would resume within the next year.

The High Commissioner made these remarks at an International Research Conference held in Jaffna, organized by the academics of the Jaffna University.

  Comments - 43

  • Real peace Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:32 PM

    Hidden plans to connect Yarl Devi to Tamil Nadu?

    Ayam Friday, 20 July 2012 06:48 PM

    Great news...

    MI Friday, 20 July 2012 06:54 PM

    YES SIR.......

    Dilip Friday, 20 July 2012 06:53 PM

    In my dream, they completed the house scheme project and helped the refugees to relocate and now Yal Devi...DM please don't waste your time with these kind of braking news...

    Gamini Amarasinghe Friday, 20 July 2012 07:01 PM

    Can you please explain, why is the Indian HC. making this announcement instead of the SL Government

    bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:33 AM

    delay is implementing the housing project to help relocate refugees is not the problem of the Indian govt. but due to the lethargy and non committment of Sl Govt. the Indians are only doing SL a favour, it is not their responsibility, but that of the SL Govt. which can afford to build houses for the army in the north and east , and build buddhist temples there,but not for the civilains

    bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:35 AM

    are you so dumb Gamini, because it is the Indian govt. which is funding and building it and not the SL Govt.

    bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:37 AM

    do you have any alternate SL technology?
    Don't talk through your sitting side, Indians have the largest rail net work in the world

    bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:39 AM

    Sl is all the time just receiving aid/grant and borowing from the rest of the world from who ever cares to give, what a High Class the SL are in

    gamarala Friday, 20 July 2012 07:56 PM

    dafaq do indians have to do with this?

    bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:42 AM

    since you have commented on this forum, I am sure you understand english. where in the article does it say that he has asked any questions???

    Take their money shamelessly and talk of sending hom back

    kumaraya Friday, 20 July 2012 08:49 PM

    So it is the Indian High Commission who manages the affairs of our country!!

    RajasH Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:59 AM

    This is nothing to do with Sri Lanka he is trying to appease the Tamil Nadu politicians under instruction from Congress

    Dadoriya Friday, 20 July 2012 09:08 PM

    Get the coast line trains as planed to run at 100Km between Kalutara and Galle as planed first.

    Jayantha Friday, 20 July 2012 09:23 PM

    Who the Hell do you think (?), having the Right to ask us these Questions???
    Send back our refugees; so that you have nothing to do with us. We can look after Us & our refugees ourselves!!!

    Soothsayer Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:19 AM


    patriot Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:11 PM

    Good question. It seems like our central government is in India!!

    Sri Minnal Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:06 PM

    This will not happen. India will never leran her experience in the hands of MR.

    joker Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:30 AM

    Jaffna Colombo was one of the lucrative routes for the CGR in the days gone by................................

    Tharaka Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:04 PM

    my friend, in world politics, nobody does nobody favors. Its all business. every action has a plan behind it.

    Alpenrock Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:37 PM

    all tamils should thanks MAHINDA FOR WIPING OUR TIGERS

    Vijitha Friday, 20 July 2012 11:18 PM

    Why is the Indian HC is making the statement?
    Is Jaffna a part of India?

    Powerlesserless Friday, 20 July 2012 11:06 PM

    What is so special about it to announce. We have lived without so long, and can live without it for another 30 or 40 years.
    I wonder, who really needs this train, and why?

    Russell J Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:09 AM

    Why don't u settle down in India.even they have funded ,there is no authority to comment on it.I think u are out of your mind.shame on u .

    cxcb Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:35 AM

    Douglas wont be happy with this news.

    sinhala for india Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:52 AM

    Yes very good news and we should merge with india. when can I start voting in indian election

    IrangaJ Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:08 AM

    You can never trust indian technology !

    wije Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:02 AM

    How can this Indian envoy tell us about "yarl devi" train to Jaffna.
    There is no information from so called Srilanka regim. Is Jaffna
    (yaalpaanam) part of Indian State? Shame on you who talk about Sri lanka sovereignty. Hopefully in another 10 Years time the entire Sri lanka will be part of one of Indian state

    Rajan Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:06 AM

    India reduced the housing project from 55 to 44 thousands recently. Hope they do not stop the train at Kodikamam.

    Yuri Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:22 AM

    Yes but Sl is very much depend on India even for food

    garawi Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:57 AM

    So is it India now running the rail services in Sri Lanka to issue statements like this?? How dare they do this and we allow them to do so?? Even if India funds it, they still have no rights to issue such statements. This is bullying to the lowest extents.

    Nodrog Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:00 AM

    China has helped us so much but they never made their own announcements on projects undertaken unlike the Indians. Now we know who has class and who doesn't.

    garawi Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:11 AM


    upul Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:47 AM

    Yes. Recently IMF local representative had a media briefing and commented , increase of duties of imports such as vehicles etc. is good decision by our government taken.

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:19 AM

    India think it is big news. Tell these guys we had all these things before their chums LTTE destroyed everything what we had with their help, aids and abeting. So it is their duty to put those infrastructure back in place on their account.

    ravi Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:37 AM

    If you like or not but you have to go with them only MR and the team know about it..

    MARAVAN Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:37 AM

    Don't worry It won't happen..... Omanthai took two years pls

    Yuri Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:44 AM

    High way for China, Trail track for India.. we do not need gov just red cross sufficient

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:12 AM

    So glad to hear that.Infact I took a ticket for Rs.1000/- long time ago and its called "Hadawathata ticket Ekak".I am sure I will get a chance to go in the very 1st journey and anxious to do so.

    Bitter Truth Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:22 AM

    I think we dont have enough ministers to announce this. Now SL gov has outsourced certain jobs like this to some other country diplomats? May be to save some bugs??? Wonder whats the commision earned in this by Fam & Co???

    Russell J Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:17 AM

    Yes..mind your own busines.we are not a part of India...

    sarath banda Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:22 AM

    yarldevi is the express train and the indians are moving to the north of S L at a speed

    nihu Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:16 AM

    How come???- its disgrace to the Government of Sri Lanka - send him back !!

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