The Puravesi Athwela humanitarian train carrying relief items for flood victims reached the Matara station yesterday.
Organized by the Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department, the train collected relief material to be distributed to flood and landslides victims.
The special train left Kankesanthurai on Saturday at 6.30 a.m and stopped at Jaffna, Killinochchi, Vavuniya, Medawachchiya, Anuradhapura, Maho, Ganewatta, Kurunegala, Polgahawela, Alawwa, Ambepussa, Meerigama, Veyangoda, Gampaha, Ganemulla, Ragama, Hunupitiya, Kelaniya, Dematagoda, Maradana before reaching Colombo Fort.
From Colombo Fort it stopped at Mount Lavinia,Moratuwa and Panadura and reached Matara.
A large amount of relief items including kitchen utensils, cleaning equipment, dry ration, clothes for schoolchildren and adults,bed sheets, pillow covers, towels, women’s sanitary products, mosquito nets, Dettol, Harpic and soaps, medical drugs, school stationery, toys and books for libraries were collected.
The relief items collected through this humanitarian mission is to be distributed among the affected people.