Sri Lanka has received three modern power sets. These have been imported from India.
20 more such power sets are due under the Indian Line of Credit. The power sets had reached the Colombo Harbour and arrangements are underway for their deployment. A power set consisting of the engine and six compartments are manufactured with steel that do not rust. These are manufactured in a manner suitable for the coastal railway line. Every compartment consists of fans and folding racks. It also has business class and economy class compartments in addition to communication facilities and radio receivers. Meanwhile, the express rail track between Galle and Matara will be inaugurated tomorrow. The train services will commence at the auspicious time of 11.00 a.m.