Yal Devi train to Jaffna Sri Lanka
C 15.09.2014 will be opened after the reconstruction of railway road branch Colombo-Jaffna
"Train travel -Dzhaffna Colombo, which was interrupted for nearly 30 years due to LTTE terrorist activities, is expected to resume its normal operation from September 15," said Transport Minister Kumara Velgama (Kumara Welgama)
Northern railway line from Vavuniya to Kankasanturaya (Kankasanthurai) in the northernmost tip of the island was completely destroyed Tigers of Tamil Eelam during their war. Rebels assorted ways to create reinforced underground bunkers.
LTTE bombed train from Yal Devi (Yal Devi) in Kokava (Kokavil) 19.01.1985, killing 34 people and destroying the railroad tracks. This attack is interrupted rail service north to south.
The railway line was reconstructed after the war ended in 2009 in stages, with the financial and technical support from India:
- Since June 2009, resumed message Tandikulamom (Thandikulam),
- From May 2011 restored the line to Omanthai (Omanthai),
- From September 2013 expanded to Kilinochchi (Kilinochchi),
- March 2014 with a line extended until Pallau (Pallai).