The Yaal Devi train will reach Omanthai this week after many years. The train operations on the Northern track will be extended to Omanthai on the 27th.
The renovation work of the Railway up to Omanthai has come to an end. Railways General Manager B. A. Ariyaratne said that the Yaal Devi train will operate up to Omanthai Railway Station on Friday. Meanwhile Minister Kumara Welgama said that Seeduwa- Ja-ela duel track and the rail bus service between Galoya and Batticaloa will also be inaugurated.
The Minister said that the service of the Yaal Devi train would be extended from Vavuniya to Omantha on Friday. He said that he will be leaving for Vavuniya on Friday morning for inspection of this event. He said that a rail bus would be operated between Gal Oya and Batticaloa which is expected to be inaugurated under the patronage of the Indian High Commissioner on Thursday. He expressed confidence that this would provide a good transport service the residents of the area.