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Special transport for pilgrims returning after Poson

Jun 16, 2011 11:51:29 AM - itnnews.lk

Special transport services are operative to cater to the needs of devotees returning from Anuradhapura after Poson. Railways Operations Director Vijaya Samarasinghe said the special train service for returnees which started today will also be operative tomorrow. Mr. Vijaya Samarasinghe said special trains are operating particularly from Anuradhapura to Colombo and to Matara as well as from Anuradhapura to Maho for Poson pilgrims returning to their hometowns.In the meantime, special bus services will be available from today until Saturday. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board M.D. Bandusena said that special buses have been deployed for the pilgrims returning to their hometowns in the manner in which they operated for them to visit the sacred sites. He said the buses began running to Colombo and other cities from 4 o’ clock this morning. This will enable them to return without facing any encumbrances.