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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - 13:28
Judge appointed via presidential decree to inquire into Pothuhera Train accident : Video
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Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama states that a judge will be appointed to conduct inquiries regarding the Pothuhera train accident based on instructions issued by President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Speaking during a press conference held today the minister stated that he was instructed by the President in this regard when he met President Rajapakse yesterday.

The Deyata Kirula train which was travelling from Colombo Fort to Palei collided with the Rajarata Queen train, which had stopped at the Pothuhera train station on the 30th of last month injuring approximately 68 persons.

The Department of Railways has also appointed a committee to inquire into the incident.


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