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* Sri Lanka railway trade union says millions worth rail carriages abandoned in yards
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 11:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's railway sector says that imported rail carriages worth millions of rupees have been abandoned in railway yards.

All Ceylon Railway General Workers' Union has said that about 35 carriages have been abandoned in railway yards in Colombo for the past few years.

General Secretary of the union, Sumathipala Manawadu has noted that these 35 carriages were among the 100 carriages that were imported from China during the tenure of the previous Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma.

He has pointed out that each carriage is worth Rs. 25 million.

According to Manawadu, the carriages that were imported from China could not be connected to the engines that are operating in the country and since then the carriages have been left to rust in yards.

He has added that it was a massive waste of public funds.



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