July 15, 2011 (LBO) – India’s state-run Indian Railway Construction International Ltd (lRCON) has been given a 149.3 million US dollar contract to build a remaining part of a railway track to Sri Lanka’s north, the government’s information office said. The entire track from Vavuniya to Jaffna was destroyed during a civil war which ended in 2009.
A railway track from the northern town of Vavuniya to Omanthai has already been built and trains are being run.
The track from Omanthai to Pallai has already been awarded to IRCON.
The balance part of the track from Pallai to Kankasanthurai in Jaffna has also been awarded to IRCON by the cabinet of ministers.
The 149.3 million dollar project is financed by the Exim Bank of India, the statement said.