A special super luxury and air condition train service will be launched between the Secretariat halt opposite Colombo Hilton and Bandaranaike International Airport for foreign visitors including film personalities coming to Sri Lanka to participate in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2010.
Sri Lanka Railways spokesman told the Daily News that Sri Lanka will witness a large crowd with over 600 Indian film personalities gracing the IIFA awards ceremony to be held from June 3 to 5.
The service will be launched on the directives of Transport Minister Kumara Welgama on a special request by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It will be supervised by Railways Chairman P.P. Wijesekara.
Work on modernizing the Secretariat halt opposite the Colombo Hilton has already been initiated.
The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd has allocated funds for this. The spokesman said this station will be converted into modern hut with modern facilities.
Irangika Range, DailyNews