31 C
Sunday, June 23, 2024

Foreign Train Passenger Fatally Injured While Hanging Out of Train Compartment

- Advertisement -

Sri Lanka Railways General Manager N.J. Indipolage reported this evening that a foreign train passenger died after being struck by a tunnel wall while hanging out of the open doorway of a compartment.

The tragic incident occurred around 4 p.m. today as the passenger was travelling from Colombo Fort to Badulla.

The accident took place in tunnel No. 19 between the Nanuoya and Idalgashinna railway stations. The Railway Department has initiated an investigation into the incident. According to the Railways Act, passengers are strongly advised to remain within the train carriage while the train is in motion, as previous incidents have resulted in fatal accidents when passengers leaned out of open doorways or windows.


Chinese traveler from Colombo found infected with COVID-19 on arrival at Shanghai

A Chinese national who arrived from Sri Lanka has been infected with COVID-19, Shanghai (China) Health Commission said on Thursday morning.  According to Chinese media,...

Another 160 Omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka

Another 160 cases of Omicron COVID variant have been recorded in Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from University of Sri Jayewardenepura said. According to Dr....

PM visits Tirupati

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for India on a 2-day pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati today (23). He was accorded a warm...


Six Suspects arrested for gang-raping schoolgirl

Six suspects have been arrested today for being part of a gang-rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Ambulgama,Hanwella. According to the Police five young men...

Cardinal Refutes Sirisena’s Claims on Easter Attack Funds

Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has declared that he possesses all records detailing the expenditure of funds received for the victims of the Easter...

Several Caluses of Telecommications Bill Inconsistent with Constitution:SC

The Speaker of Parliament announced the Supreme Court's determination on the proposed 'Sri Lanka Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill.' The Supreme Court has found that several clauses...