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Sri Lanka Railway Centenary Celebrations Commence with New Train Launch and Cultural Events

April 05, Colombo (LNW): Transport, Highways, and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana revealed that the Railway Department has organized a series of programs to commemorate 100 years since the British introduced the railway service in Sri Lanka.

To kick off the celebrations, a new train named ‘Dunhinda Odyssey’ will commence its journey from Colombo Fort to Badulla at 6.30 am today (April 5th), operating every other day.

In addition, a luxurious tourist short-distance train named ‘Galaxo’ featuring three carriages with wooden observation cabins without roofs will run daily from Bandarawela to Demodara, adding a touch of elegance to the railway experience.

As part of the centenary festivities, a commemorative stamp will be issued this afternoon at the Badulla Railway Station, marking the historic occasion. Furthermore, a vibrant cultural show is scheduled to take place in Badulla town tonight, showcasing the rich heritage and diversity of Sri Lanka.

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