With the derailment of Kandy- Colombo express train, the number of train derailments this year has reached 45.
The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters' Union (SLSMU) said the express train between Colombo and Kandy derailed between Peradeniya and Pilimatalawa railway stations this morning.
They said the train derailed at 4.47 am, following that, the train service on that particular line was disrupted.
Some wheels of the last compartment of the Kandy-Colombo train were off the track.
As a result, trains scheduled between Badulla and Colombo have also been delayed. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Pix by Waruna Wanniarachchi
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