The Police said that the commuters were killed and several others were injured after being struck by a parked lorry.
The lorry had been parked near the Angulana railway track when the accident occurred.
Several commuters tend to travel on the foot-board of a train when trains are packed, especially during rush hour.
The railway department said that passengers travelling on the foot-board of a train have been the cause of several accidents in the past. (Colombo Gazette)