The Whole Southern coastal lines from Colombo to Matara have been reconstructed to allow High Speed (Express) Train will be relaunched on 19th April 2012.
The reconstructed rail way line will be allowed to run a train at a Speed of 100 Kilometers per Hour. The express railway will save time of 1 Hour and 40 Minutes than a Current Railway service to Colombo Matara. The New Express Trains will expect to ride from Colombo to Matara in 2 Hours time.
The Colombo-Galle- Matara Express Railway line is developed with the Indian Government supports of USD 168 Million, with the support of Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON).