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Opening of Colombo-Ja-Ela dual track railway line

May 24, 2011 2:42:41 AM - news.lk

WelgamaThe Colombo - Ja-Ela dual track railway line will be declared open by the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama today.  The railway line from Colombo to Puttalam covering a distance of 134 kilometers was a single track since its inception in 1926, which caused the journey slow due to the need of stopping the train to facilitate crossings.