Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 12 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Omanthai rail station in Northern Sri Lanka opens after 21 years
Fri, May 27, 2011, 08:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Omanthai: Sri Lanka Transport Minister Kumara Welgama this morning declared open the newly built Omanthai railway station and the extension of the Colombo-Kankasanthurai Northern railway track from Thandikulam to Omanthai.

The Omanthai railway station, built at a cost of 8 million rupees, has been renovated with modern facilities. The railway track from Thandikulam to Omanthai has been reconstructed at a cost of 5 million rupees.

Omanthai railway station is a crucial stop in the Northern railway line. Sri Lanka railway renovated the Northern railway line up to Omanthai prior to the Indian government sponsored reconstruction of the track.

Omanthai, around 10 kilometers north from Vavuniya in the Northern Province, was the last stronghold of the Sri Lanka state security forces during the ceasefire with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who controlled a huge territory northward from Omanthai up to Pallai in Jaffna district.

The rail track was demolished by the Tamil rebels beyond Thandikulam of Vavuniya and no trains operated beyond Omanthai for decades. The government started the reconstruction of the rail track following the defeat of the Tamil rebels in 2009.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian handcraft exhibition in Colombo provide a platform for Sri Lankan artisans
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry complains to CID about fake twitter account of Minister
-- [5 hours ago]
Human Rights Commission recommends measures to address Salawa explosion victims' complaints
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police looking to arrest extremist Buddhist monk
Sri Lanka police arrest Army brigadier commanded the Rathupaswala shooting
Sri Lanka tea features prominently at the United Nations in New York
Health Minister highlights Sri Lanka's health achievements at 70th World Health Assembly
Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center warns of flooding of rivers in low lying areas as heavy rains continue
Sri Lankan President and Australian PM agree to enhance bilateral cooperation
Sri Lanka Police and law enforcement authorities ordered to take prompt legal action against hate crimes

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.