Jan. 28, 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dedicated to the public newly imported locomotive power set from India to be used for the ‘Uttara Devi’ Colombo-Kankesanthurai train.


  • The train with the new S-13 locomotive power set commenced its maiden journey from the Colombo Fort Railway Station to reach Kankensthurai. 

  • The new powerset has been imported from India under Line of credit (LOC) assistance. India has provided concessional financing of 1.28 billion dollars for the development of railways in Sri Lanka. 

  • India has also partnered with Sri Lanka in capacity development of Sri Lankan railway employees.