A mother had delivered her baby while travelling in a train bound from Colombo to Batticaloa on Wednesday night.
The mother, 26, is M. Rizmiya, a resident of the Kattankudi area.
According to investigations, the mother had been under treatment in a Colombo hospital previously but was discharged later on her consent.
She had been travelling to her residence in Kattankudi on the train when she suffered labour pains while the train was approaching the Habarana railway station. The train guard had informed this immediately to Habarana Police and the police had rushed to the station with hospital staff. She had then delivered her baby.