Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway segment to Matara to be opened in January
Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 12:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has scheduled to declare open the second phase of Southern Expressway in January 2014.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the second phase of the expressway from Galle to Matara on 26th January 2014, s Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dullas Alahapperuma announced.

According to the Minister, 90 percent of the construction work on highway has been completed by now and work is in progress to complete the two entry points.

The four-lane highway being constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 billion will have two interchanges along the 35 kilometer distance between Galle and Matara. The two interchanges will be at Wathawana area in Galle Deniyaya Road and in Kokmaduwa along the Weligama Kananke Road.

The funding is provided by the EXIM Bank of China and Road Development Authority.

According to the Highwaysofficial, plans are afoot to further extend the expressway from Matara- Godagama to Hambantota Harbor via Beliatta, Andarawewa, and Mattala and feasibility studies for the proposed extension have already been completed.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister seeks immediate release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy
-- [7 hours ago]
Pakistan Naval Ship to arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday
-- [7 hours ago]
EU acknowledges Sri Lanka's encouraging measures to get GSP+, requires to resolve fishery ban first
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka to review bilateral defense ties
-- [9 hours ago]
President invites IOM to host a global consultation in Sri Lanka on health of migrants
Sri Lankan President to leave for Paris today to attend Climate Change summit
Government incurs losses of Rs. 147 billion in tax revenue due to concessionary vehicle permits
Extremists spreading rumors of threats to national security, Sri Lanka Defense Secretary says
Minister expects a revival in Sri Lanka's fisheries sector next year
Canada, Australia leaders commend President Sirisena on remarkable changes brought to governance in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.