Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructs officials to take necessary actions to transport rice, vegetables, fruits and other essential goods by trains. The Minister instructed railway director general in this regard. There is a huge product loss during transportation. The businessmen have to incur a huge loss while transporting as well. The railway department has planned to implement this initiative to transport essential items from Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Nuwara eliya and Beliatta from as the first step.
- The remains of Late Minister Arumugam Thondaman, brought to his residence at Ramboda
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