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* President opens flyover bridge at Dehiwala
Wed, Oct 21, 2009, 06:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and British High Commissioner Dr. Peter Hayes, ceremoniously opened the flyover bridge at Dehiwala Junction today.

The overpass, constructed to ease the traffic congestion on the main southern highway, Galle Road, at a cost of Rs.920 million was funded by the UK government.

Mabey and Johnson Company of the UK and Access Engineering Ltd in Sri Lanka constructed the 337-meter long and 7.35-meter wide two-lane flyover with the supervision of the Road Development Authority.

Ministers T.B. Ekanayaka, Susil Premajayantha, and A.H.M. Fowzie, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, and Secretary of Highways Ministry Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda were also present at the occasion.

(Pictures by Chandana Perera)

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