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* Sri Lankan President opens new Japan-funded Kalladi Bridge in East
Fri, Mar 22, 2013, 09:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Batticaloa: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday declared open the newly built Kalladi Bridge in Batticaloa.

The new Kalladi Bridge, connecting the North and South of Batticaloa on the Akkaraipattu-Batticaloa-Thirukkondiadimadu road, was constructed to replace the old Kalladi Bridge that was built by the British 70 years ago.

The construction of the 288.35 meter long and 16.5 meter wide bridge in parallel to the old one at a cost of Rs. 2.6 billion was funded by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).

The project began in 2007 but it was delayed by the original contractor and the government decided to entrust the construction work to a new contractor to complete the task.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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