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Purchase of 160 Passenger Coaches

Under the Indian Line of Credit, with the objective of further improving the passenger services provided by the Sri Lanka Railways, to RITES Ltd for a sum of US$ 82.63 million, as recommended by the Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee, was approved by the Cabinet. The proposal made by Nimal Siripala de Silva, the Minister of …

Railway fares - Train Tickets

5-Member committee to study proposed Train fare hike

The General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways has appointed a 5-member committee to study the proposed train fare hike.

It will be implemented after the New Year.

The General Manager of SLR, S. M. Abeywickrema has appointed this committee.

It will include Superintendent (Transport), Gamini Seneviratne, Deputy Superintendent of Commercial Affairs, N. T. Indipolage, Chief Accountant and Assistant Accountant.

The Committee is headed by Additional General Manager of Operations, Wijaya Samarasinghe.

The GM of SLR said the train fares have not been increased since 2008.

Special Transport Arrangements

Special Transport Arrangements In Place During Pre-Election Period

National Transport Commission, Sri Lanka Transport Board and Sri Lanka Railways have made arrangements to provide transportation for people to return to their villages to cast their votes at tomorrow’s LG polls. The Chairman of the National Transport Commission, H. Hemachandra said that 200 additional private buses have been added to provide long-distance services. Those …


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