The pictures posted on Facebook show the real condition of a First Class railway carriage in Sri Lanka.
Posting a few pictures on his Facebook, a Visiting Lecturer at both the Colombo University and the Open University Sri Lanka, Chanuka Wattegama says; “This is a FIRST CLASS carriage in Sri Lanka Railways. I don’t know when it was built but the warning (A Fine of Rs. 20 for pulling the train) gives an indication. Unbelievable is that this comes from a country that heavily depends on tourism.”
Pictures below show a first class carriage of Meena Gaya Intercity Express train – Colombo to Batticaloa. Baticaloa is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority says; Pasikuda and Kalkuda are unspoilt beaches in the East coast of Sri Lanka, close to the town of Batticaloa. The white sands, clear blue water, and the stillness of the sea are both captivating and unparalleled by far.