A special night express train service from Mt. Lavinia to Jaffna and Kankesanturai will be launched today (17), Station Master of Jaffna Railway Station, T. Pratheepan said yesterday (16).
Pratheepan added that the train, which will depart every Friday from Mt. Lavinia at 10:00 p.m., will stop at Wellawatta, Bambalapitiya, Veyangoda, Polgahawela, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, and Kilinochchi, and will arrive at Jaffna Railway Station around 5:25 a.m. the next day.
It will leave for Kankesanturai from Jaffna Station at 5:30 a.m. and will stop at Kondavil and Chunnakam railway stations.
The train will depart Kankesanturai at 10:00 p.m. every Sunday and will stop at Chunnakam and Kondavil Railway stations, and will arrive at Jaffna Station at 10:25 p.m.
It will leave this station at 10:30 p.m. and will reach Dehiwala Station the next morning and will stop at Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Maradana, Bambalapitiya, and Wellawatta, Pratheepan said.
Rs 2,800 will be charged for a one-way fare. Pre-bookings can be made at Jaffna Railway Station and other equipped stations, Pratheepan added.
By Naalir Jamaldeen