Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Daily income from newly opened Beliatta railway station exceeds Rs. 500,000
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 20, Colombo: With the opening of the newly constructed railway line from Matara to Beliatta, the daily income from the Beliatta railway station alone exceeds Rs. 500,000, the Railway Department says.

The revenues are expected to increase in the next few days as the Railway Department expects to operate 11 special trains on April 20, 21 and 22 for the people who travelled to the villages during the New Year season to return to Colombo.

The Railway Department's Superintendent (Transportation), ADG Seneviratne said the Matara and Beliatta stations even ran out of the tickets and a new stock of tickets had to be issued for the two stations.

On the Matara - Beliatta railway line opened on April 8, seven trains start from Beliatta railway station. One of them will be traveling to Galle and 4 trains will travel to Maradana. The other two trains will run up to Jaffna and Vavuniya.

There are 6 trains ending at Beliatta railway station. Destination for 5 of them is Maradana and one train goes to Vavuniya.

Trains can travel at 120 kmph on the high speed railway rack and the journey from Matara to Beliatta takes only 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, from the special bus service commenced from April 8th to 13th, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has earned an income of over 400 million rupees. The SLTB officials expect a similar income from the passengers returning after the New Year.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea
-- [7 hours ago]
JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today
-- [8 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [8 hours ago]
Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government
-- [8 hours ago]
Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns
-- [9 hours ago]
CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect
Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed
PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system
Will not allow the country's economy to collapse, PM vows

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.