Hikkaduwa train damage exceeds Rs. 100m
The damage caused by the Rajarata Rajina train derailment at
Hikkaduwa last Monday exceeds Rs. 100 million, said GM Railways
Department Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan. Three commuters died on the spot
and a large number of commuters were injured in the accident.
The GMR said that a committee was appointed last Tuesday to look into
the accident. He said that the four-member committee of inquiry will
reveal the cause for the derailment.
In the meantime an interim report by the District Transport Inspector
was submitted to the committee of inquiry.