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* 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.

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