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Humanitarian train from North to South tomorrow


The Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department have jointly organized a special train titled “Puravesi Athwela humanitarian train,” to collect relief material to be distributed to those who were affected by the recent floods and landslides.

The special train will leave the Kankesanturai Station tomorrow (June 10) at 6.30 a.m. and will stop at Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Madawachchiya, Anuradhapura, Maho, Ganewatta, Kurunegala, Polgahawela, Alawwa, Ambepussa, Meerigama, Veyangoda, Gampaha, Ganemulla, Ragama, Hunupitiya, Kelaniya, Dematagoda, Maradana, Colombo Fort, Mount Laviniya, Moratuwa and Panadura stations.

The relief items required by the affected people include: Kitchen utensils, cleaning equipment, dry rations, clothes for school children and adults, bed sheets, pillow covers, towels, women’s sanitary products, mosquito nets, Dettol, Harpic and soap, medical drugs, school stationery, toys and books for libraries.

The relief items collected through this humanitarian mission will be distributed among the affected people, the President’s Media Division said.

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