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Train Resumes Operation in Former Sri Lankan War Zone

After almost a quarter of a century suspension due to civil war, a train is back in service in Sri Lanka. The rail line reopened Monday to connect the capital, Colombo, with the city of Jaffna, in the northern Tamil heartland.  Thousands of people cheered the  decorated train upon its arrival at each station and rushed to take photographs with it. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, government ministers, and military commanders boarded the train for the last 43 kilometers of the...

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