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Elephant Pass to be rebuilt and renamed by SLA

Sri Lanka's Education Minister has plans to renovate the Elephant Pass railway station and to rename it to the Sinhalese 'Senahasaka Thotupola', reports Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).

A significant marker in the Tamil homeland, Aanaiyuravu or Elephant Pass, serves as a gateway to the Jaffna peninsula from Kilinochchi.

The project, like many other large-scale schemes in Sri Lanka, is likely to be undertaken by the Sri Lankan army as the newspaper reports the ministry  "is now in consultation with the Sri Lanka Army to ascertain whether its engineering troops can undertake the construction of the railway station."

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