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* Northbound Sri Lanka train to extend to Thandikulam
Fri, May 29, 2009, 05:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 29, Colombo: On June 6, the Jaffna-bound Yal Dewi train will resume its journey to Thandikulam once again, 3 kilometers beyond Vavuniya on the northern track, the Transport Ministry says.

According to the Ministry, the reconstruction of the northern rail track has been completed up to Thandikulam and now it is ready to resume service to Thandikulam.

The Thandikulam rail station will also be ready within the next few days, the Ministry added.

The Transport Ministry hopes to begin work on the next phase by laying the track up to Omanthai. At the moment, the northbound Yal Dewi travels only to Vavuniya.

Transport Minister Dullas Alahaperuma expects to resume service to Kankesanthurai in Jaffna next year.

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