'Puravesi Athwela', the special train carrying the relief goods from North to South left the northernmost Kankasanthurai station on Saturday. It is heading to the south.
The humanitarian train jointly organized by the Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department will along the way collect relief material to be distributed to those who were affected by the recent floods and landslides in the South. The special train left the Kankasanthurai Station today and reached the Jaffna station at 5.30 a.m.
The train will stop at Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Medawachchiya, Anuradhapura, Maho, Ganewatta, Kurunegala, Polgahawela, Alawwa, Ambepussa, Meerigama, Veyangoda, Gampaha, Ganemulla, Ragama, Hunupitiya, Kelaniya, Dematagoda, Maradana, Fort, Mount Lavinia, Moratuwa and Panadura stations.
The relief items collected through this humanitarian mission will be distributed among the flood affected people.