(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –’Denuwara Manike’, Sri Lanka Railways’ first intercity train between Colombo Fort and Badulla on the main line commenced service at 6:45 this morning from Colombo Fort.
Sri Lanka Railways added the new intercity train service between Colombo Fort and Badulla to fulfill the passengers’ demand for the upcountry service.
Denuwara Manike is a newly imported state-of-the-art Chinese Class S-14 Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU), specially designed to operate in the hill country.
The new intercity train features two air-conditioned first class compartments, two second class compartments, three third class compartments and a dining compartment.
The modern train has a public address system for all carriages, TV screens, cell phone charging facilities in the first class compartments, and headset facilities for passenger seats.
The train will run every other day on each direction. The train will leave Colombo Fort at 6:45 am and reach Badulla at 3:27 pm. It will return on the following day at 7:20 am from Badulla and reach Colombo Fort at 4:03 pm.
The train will stop at Colombo Fort, Polgahawela, Peradeniya Junction, Gampola, Nawalapitiya, Hatton, Talawakelle, Nanu Oya, Haputale, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, Ella and Badulla.
Ticket Fares – From Colombo Fort – to
Air Conditioned First Class
Nanu Oya Rs.1500
Ella – Rs.1600
Badulla – Rs. 1700
Nanu Oya Rs. 800-
Ella – Rs. 900
Badulla – Rs. 1000
The economy class
Nanu Oya Rs. 500
Ella – Rs. 600
Badulla – Rs. 700