Minister Kumara Welgama has plans to modernize all Railway stations.
The Minister said these will be made more attractive. He was addressing a group of officials of the State Engineering Corporation and the Railway Department. Discussions centred on the construction of shopping complexes affiliated to Railway stations and also maintaining car parks. Accordingly, a more convenient short-term leasing scheme will be introduced instead of the scheme which is already in force under the Lands Ordinance. The reconstruction of Railways stations will be given priority. It is hoped to solicit the support of the private sector in the modernization process. The Minister revealed of plans to launch a SLTB service in affiliation with Railways stations.