Mahawa – Jaffna train service to be suspended for five months next year

November 28, 2022 at 2:33 PM

Railway services between Mahawa and Jaffna will be suspended for a period of five months in 2023, the Minister of Transport Bandula Gunawardena said. 

Speaking in Parliament today, the minister stated that operations will be suspended from January 15, 2023.

The Minister of Transport added that the suspension was due to repair work on the railway line.

He made the observation in response to a question raised by Vanni District MP Selvam Adaikalanathan. 

“We are focussing attention on the request made by you. We have to halt railway operations between Mahawa and Jaffna for five months from January 2023. Train services have been continuously operating to Jaffna, but now we have faced a situation as we have not been able to carry out any repair work thus far,” the minister said. 

Assuring that this issue can be rectified in 05 months, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said that, thereafter, good railway services can be provided for this route. (NewsWire)