Railway Department has deployed special 26 trains from 17th June for the Poson Festival to be held in Anuradhapaura.
Accordingly, the first special train will depart from Colombo Fort at 12.00 noon on 17th June. On 18th June a train has been scheduled to depart from Hikkadauwa at 6.20.a.m.and five other trains will departed from Colombo Fort at 3.30.a.m, 10.40.a.m, 12.45 noon, 6.10.p.m, and 11.15.p.m. on the same day.
On the Poson poya day (19th June) a train will depart from Colombo Fort at. 3.30. a.m. and another train at 2.45.a.m. from Maho Junction.
On 20th June two trains have scheduled at 4.30.a.m. from Maradana and at 1.35.a.m. from Maho Junction.
The first return train from Anuradhapura has been scheduled on 18th June at 6.00.p.m. On 19th June five other return trains will depart from Anuradhapaura at 1.35.a.m, 7.40.a.m, 3.35.p.m, 5.00.p.m (to Matara), 7.00.p.m, and 11.00.p.m.
On Monday (20th June) the return trains will depart from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort at 3.00.a.m, 9.50.a.m, 3.00.p.m. and 7.40.a.m, 11.20.a.m, and 5.00.p.m. on 21st June.
Meanwhile, several special trains have been scheduled from 18th to 20th June between Anuradhapura and Mihintale. The daily trains also have been attached extra apartments.