Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sri Lanka to reconstruct Northern rail track

Feb 25, Colombo, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka Transport Ministry is planning to commence reconstruction of the Northern rail track that ends at Kankasanthurai in Jaffna peninsula on 19th of March.

The Ministry announced that this process will be carried out under the supervision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said the Ministry hopes to get the support of the entire nation to succeed in the project. The Transport Ministry has also established a new secretariat for this process.

Northern rail track from Vavuniya to Kankasanthurai in Sri Lanka was severely damaged due to the wanton destruction of infrastructure by the LTTE in last two decades. As a result, the Jaffna bound train from Colombo is currently operating only to Vavuniya.