Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Earth slip shuts down part of Sri Lanka's only highway
Fri, Nov 2, 2012, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 02, Colombo: A 25- feet high earth mound collapsed over the Southern Expressway, Sri Lanka's only highway, blocking around 200 meter section of the road, Road development Authority said.

The southbound lane toward Galle from Kottawa on the Southern Expressway has been closed between Dodangoda and Welipenna exit points, due to the earth slip near the Welipenna interchange.

The southbound lane is completely covered with rocks and soil while earth has slipped towards the northbound lane also breaking the barrier in the median.

Expressway employees are presently removing the earth mound using earth movers. Reportedly, the clearance operation is likely to take several days.

Colombo to Galle traffic is diverted from Dodangoda interchange and Galle to Colombo traffic is also delayed. Motorists from Colombo using the Southern Expressway are advised to exit from the Dodangoda exit point.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Lanka Sathosa secures US assistance
-- [53 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket condoles death of national cricketer Dhananjaya De Silva's father
-- [1 hour and 27 minutes ago]
JVP hands over 20th amendment to Constitution to Speaker
-- [7 hours ago]
Appeal Court to hear former Defense Secretary's revision petition seeking release in Avant Garde case on May 31
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Health Ministry considers increasing percentage of male nurses
-- [8 hours ago]
Listed hospitals in Sri Lanka will see growth in medium term - Fitch
-- [8 hours ago]
President Trump nominates Alaina B. Teplitz as Ambassador to Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army, Navy continue to provide relief services to flood affected people
Education Ministry introduces comfortable clothing for pregnant teachers on doctors' recommendation
Singapore police confirm former Cantal Bank Governor is in Singapore, AG informs court

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.