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Ministry of Transport

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Welcome to Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Transport was established with a mission of develop a land transport system at minimum operational cost and re-build an efficient and cost effective transportation system which will enhance our economic competitiveness together with an improved quality of life of the people.

And also to introduce a mission centric, pro-active, knowledgeable and team oriented transport sector work force.

Latest News

"Yal Devi" recommences journey to Palai




Hon.Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport inaugurated the newly constructed Kilinochchi to Palai railway line and Palai Railway Station on 04.03.2014.

Kilinochchi-Palai railway line (27km.) was constructed at a cost of US$ 40 Mill. Currently, the installation of the railway signaling system too has been completed.

Yaldevi starts journey from Colombo at 5.45 a.m. and reaches Palai at 1.10 p.m. passing Kilinochchi, Paranthan, Elephant Pass railway stations.

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Railway employees are being confirmed in the service

2240 employees and 454 employees being recruited to the Department of Railways on substitute and casual basis respectively has been confirmed in the service with effect from 27th June 2014. This decision was arrived at as a result of a request made by Hon.Kumara  Welgama, Minister of Transport and Mr.Dhammika Perera, Secretary to the Ministry of Transport  to His Excellency the President and following several discussions hold by the Ministry of Finance with the Department of Management Services.

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