Sept 11, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday flagged off the new Pulathisi Inter City train service from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa.
President Sirisena who joined the inaugural run of the Pulathisi express train and travelled from Colombo Fort to Maradana inspected the main control room at the Maradana Railway Station.
Pulathisi is an S-13 Grade, luxury train imported from India. This service fulfills the long felt need for a special train service between Colombo and Polonnaruwa.
Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, State Ministry Ashoka Abeysinghe, Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu and several other invitees were present on this occasion.