President Maithripala Sirisena officially flagged off Sri Lanka Railways new Intercity Express train service called Pulathisi (පුලතිසි) today (2019/09/11) at Colombo Fort Railway Station.
President Maithripala Sirisena joined this inaugural Pulathisi train and traveled from Fort to Maradana railway station.
Pulathisi train is a Class S13 Indian DEMU. This service fulfills the long-felt need for a special train service between Colombo and Polonnaruwa on the mediation on President Sirisena.
The President, who traveled by Pulathisi to Maradana, inspected the main control room at the Maradana Railway Station.
Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, State Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe, Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Sandhu and several other invitees were present on this occasion.
~President Media Unit