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::

* Construction of Kottawa terminal of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway commences in December
Tue, Nov 27, 2012, 10:53 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Deputy Minister of Ports and Highway Nirmala Kothalawala says that the construction of the terminal of Kottawa end of Colombo-Galle Southern Expressway will be commenced in December.

The Kottawa terminal will comprise five entries and eight exits. The terminal also connects the Southern Expressway to the Colombo Outer Circle Expressway which is being built now.

The Southern Expressway will be connected to other expressways such as Colombo-Kandy Expressway and Colombo-Katunayake Airport Expressway via the Colombo Outer Circle Expressway.

The Deputy Minister said that the Ministry of Transport has already called for bids for widening the roads at the junctions between Kottawa and Colombo to minimize the traffic congestion.

At present, the traffic on High Level Road from Kottawa to Colombo frustrates the motorists.

Sri Lanka's first expressway completes its first year today. The toll road earned Rs. 950.9 million during this year while maintenance and operational costs of the road was Rs. 450 million, Deputy Minister Nirmala Kothalawala said.

Over 8,000 vehicles on a normal day and over 10,000 vehicles during weekend travel on the Southern Expressway.

Meanwhile, the government said two expressways - Colombo-Katunayake Airport Expressway and the Outer circular road from Kottawa to Katunayake via Kaduwela which connects the Southern Expressway with Katunayake Expressway- will open next year for public.

Also the Southern Expressway will be extended up to Matara under its second stage next year.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka PM says government will take measures to counter economic fallout from Brexit
-- [59 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President directs implementation of comprehensive programs for drug prevention
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Special island wide dengue eradication program from tomorrow
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Tamil press loses faith in UNHRC's commitment to rendering justice - report
Government to develop jetty facilities in Jaffna islands for better passenger and cargo transport
Sri Lanka Muslim Council calls on IGP to take action against extremist BBS monk threatening to unleash violence again
Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings announces opening a plant in Haiti
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes to Indian PM again on fishermen issue
Sri Lanka, Ukraine sign agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters
Government collects taxes to invest for the future - Sri Lanka PM

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.