Mar 05, 2019

Sinhala version of The Viceroy Special' to be launched

The Sinhala version of Hemasiri Fernando's book - 'The Viceroy Special' will be launched tomorrow (06) at the BMICH, Colombo under the auspices of president Maithripala Sirisena.

The Sinhala version is by - Bharatha Prabhashana Tennakoon.

‘The Viceroy Special’ tells the tale of the creation of a very special relic in the history of Sri Lankan Railways. In his memoirs, Hemasiri Fernando narrates how his childhood passion about everything connected to railways eventually led to the birth of the Viceroy Special, a steam-powered train that had carried thousands of tourists in colonial style to various locations over the last quarter-century.

A host of dignitaries, including minister of Transport - Arjuna Ranatunga, state minister - Ashok Abeysinghe and the author of the book - Hemasiri Fernando with grace tomorrow's launch.