The Railways Department has decided to develop the Northern Railway Line as a dual carriageway under a project funded by the Indian Government.
General Manager Railways stated the railway line from Polgahawela to Kurunegala would be developed with double line under Stage 1 of the project and from Kurunegala to Maho under Stage II. The railway line from Maho to Omanthai would also be developed under stage III. the four Indian companies had forwarded tenders to undertake the project and the evaluation of tenders would be finalised soon.
He said the decision was taken to award the contract to the Indian companies as the project would be funded by the Indian Government. He further said that the main line to up- country would be developed as a dual carriageway from Kadugannawa to Kandy under a project funded by the Indian Government.
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had taken measures to install a Wi-Fi zone at the Viharamahadevi Park to provide free Wi-Fi facilities to people visiting there.
The CMC said the project would be launched toda at the Viharamahadevi childrens theme park. Colombo Mayor A J. M. Muzammd together with chairman of SLT. P.G Kumarasinghe Would be present to inaugurate the Wi-Fi zone to the use of the public thereafter.
The Wi-Fi facility and the equipment for it were provided by the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) on a request made to it by the CMC.
The government had previously established Wi-Fi zones at 26 public locations including the Fort Railway Station, Pettah Public and Private Bus Stand, the Pettah Floating Market, Colombo Law College, Colombo Public Library, Dehiwela Zoo, Colombo Racecourse, Colombo Police Headquarters, Galle Face Colombo, Foreign Employment Bureau in Battaramulla and Colombo Museum.