Train driver suspended pending investigations

The driver of the Colombo – Kandy train which collided with a stalled train at Panaliya, Polgahawela yesterday, has been temporarily suspended pending an investigation into the accident, the Railway Department said.

Civil Aviation and Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva had directed the Railway General Manager to suspend the driver of the train Pending an inquiry.

The minister also directed to appoint a three-member committee to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the train collision.

The Minister instructed that disciplinary action be taken against the responsible persons irrespective of their position