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::

* Train derailment in Sri Lanka injures eight
Sat, Jul 5, 2014, 11:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 05, Colombo: A passenger train derailed this evening in Sri Lankan capital Colombo injuring eight people, railway officials said.

An express train traveling from Matara to Colombo derailed as it was approaching the Bambalapitiya train station this evening, the Railway Main Control Room said.

The injured, including one female, have been admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three rail cars of the train had derailed from the train, damaging a section of the railway track near the Bambalapitiya station, the Railway Main Control Room said.

The accident delayed the train services on the coastal line as the services were limited to one track while repairs to the damaged track were being made. However, no cancellations of train services are expected.

The Sri Lanka Railways said it is investigating the derailment.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Northern PC aborts motion to congratulate Tamil Nadu CM
-- [17 minutes ago]
State Secretary of Norway to visit Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
New amnesty period declared to surrender illegal firearms
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
Floods in Sri Lankan capital, water levels rising in rivers in south
-- [1 hour and 49 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh discuss further strengthening trade relations
-- [2 hours ago]
Japan extends Rs. 50 billion ODA assistance to promote Sri Lanka's socio-economic development
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission issues directives on arrests and detention under PTA
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister leaves for South Korea to attend Rotary Convention
Sri Lanka receives the 3rd tranche of relief assistance from Pakistan
No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka Finance Minister scheduled for 8 June

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.