Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Passengers irate over delay pelt stones at the trains in Sri Lanka, block rail tracks
Tue, May 20, 2014, 11:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 20, Alawwa: Sri Lankan train passengers angry over the delay of trains pelted stones at the trains and block rail tracks on the main line causing even more delays.

The Railway Control Room told local media that the commuters at the Alawwa Railway station have pelted stones at a train engine over the delay of the Colombo Fort-bound office train from Maho early this morning.

A group of passengers have reportedly attacked the train driver and blocked the train tracks. The Railway Control Room said the passengers have also damaged the train.

At least 18 trains operating along the main line are stranded due to the protesting passengers blocking the line.

The police have arrived at the scene to resolve the situation.

The train service from Polgahawela to Colombo has been suspended due to the situation, the Railway Control Room said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government not to accept money from tobacco companies
-- [15 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to hold National Anti-Corruption Summit in Colombo
-- [40 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka AG withdraws case against Basil Rajapaksa
-- [59 minutes ago]
Jayalalithaa did much to establish a strong sense of fellowship between India and Sri Lanka - PM
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka negotiating release of nine sailors in Yemen
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condoles the demise of Tamil Nadu politician Jayalalithaa
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals increase 16 percent in November 2016
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK train stations
-- [9 hours ago]
No cuts of funds from budget for Provincial Councils - Finance Minister
Lanka Sugar earns Rs. 1 billion in profits for the first time

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.