Elephant Pass Railway Station to name under “Hasalaka Rana Viruwa”
Source reporting that the Elephant Pass (EPS) railway station which was destroyed by the LTTE Tamil terrorists and which is now being re-constructed by Sri Lankan government be named with Ran Viru Lance Corporal Gamini Kularatne who scarified his supreme life for the mother Lanka. Commonly known and popular among the Lankans as “Hasalaka Rana Viruwa” died after tossing two grenades into the LTTE Tamil terrorists’ bulldozer packed with explosive which was approaching to EPS garrison in 1991.
The LTTE terrorists destroyed Northern railway track of Sri Lanka and used those materials to build terrorist bunkers and camps. The new railway track was being extended from Vavuniyaa to Kilinochchi last year, and is now reaching to Elephant Pass. The Elephant Pass is situated at the politically and security wise strategic linking point between the Vanni mainland and the Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka.
SLA’s Corporal Gamini Kularatne who is from Hasalaka, central of Sri Lanka was the first recipient of the highest Parama Weera Vibhushanaya award by the Sri Lanka Army for his brave action which saved hundreds of lives of Sri Lankan army.