Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka

Ministry of Defence – Sri Lanka | Defence News

Ministry of Defence – Sri Lanka | Defence News


The Ministry of Defence (Sinhala: Rājya ārakshaka amāthyanshaya; Tamil: பாதுகாப்பு அமைச்சகம்) is the cabinet ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka responsible for implementation of government defence policy and acts as the overall headquarters of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. More. 


” ‍For a Secured and Peaceful Country.”


“Formulating and executing strategic plans and policies for a secure, safe and sovereign country with territorial integrity.”


Sri Lanka Railways operates intercity service connecting major population centres and commuter rail, serving Colombo commuters.The railway also transports freight. Most intercity trains have a number of classes

  • 1st class sleeper, with sleeping berths, is available on a few overnight trains.

  • 1st class observation car is available on some day trains, primarily on the Main Line. Normally at the rear of the train, it is occasionally behind the locomotive.

  • 1st class air-conditioned seats are available on some intercity express trains between Colombo and Vavunia and Colombo and Batticaloa. They are also available on the main-line Udarata Manike and Podi Manike trains.
  • 2nd class seats, available on all intercity trains, are unreserved or reserved.

  • 3rd class, available on most trains, has basic facilities.

  • Rajadhani Express and ExpoRail provide premium service on many intercity trains. Ticket prices for the air-conditioned compartments are typically higher than SLR’s first-class tickets and include tea, snacks and meals. Currently, these trains do not operate.

Commuter trains serve the busiest portions of the railways in Colombo and its suburbs.Most commuter trains are diesel multiple units and lack the three-class configuration of intercity service.Commuter trains, which alleviate rush-hour congestion on city roads, can be crowded. Electrification of the commuter-rail network has been proposed to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.


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