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* Yal Dewi train once again limited to Medawachchiya
Monday, February 2, 2009, 7:11 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has decided to limit the Vavuniya bound "Yal Dewi" train once again to Medawachchiya, border city of the North Central Province.

Railway Department said they have taken this decision as the northern rail track ending at Kankasanthurai in Jaffna peninsula is currently undergoing repairs.

Due to the terrorist activities of LTTE rebels the Jaffna bound Yal Dewi train had was limited to Vavuniya in the last decade. Reportedly the rebels have uprooted the rail line in the rebel controlled areas to build bunkers.

Earlier for insufficient security in Vavuniya the train service was limited to Medawachchiya, but after the liberation of entire Kilinochchi district the train service was restarted to Vavuniya beginning of this year.

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