Electric trains in Lanka soon
The Government will obtain Chinese technical assistance to introduce
electric trains to Sri Lanka.
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama said he will travel to China
seeking help for this project and study the technology to introduce
electric trains here.
It has been planned to initiate work on the project's first phase
next year. In the initial stage, the electric train will ply between
Panadura and Veyangoda.
"We will not construct new railway lines to operate electric trains
but plans have been drawn to develop the existing railway lines for
electric trains," the Minister said.