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* New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connects communities in Eastern Sri Lanka
Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 11:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared open the newly constructed Manmunai Bridge across Batticaloa lagoon for the benefit of the people in the East.

The bridge across Batticaloa lagoon on Colombo-Batticaloa A-4 road via Pothuvil connects Batticaloa and Ampara via Kokadicholai and fulfills a long-felt need of the people in the Eastern Province.

It also connects the Provincial road network on both sides of the lagoon which will provide an alternate route to other areas.

It was constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.87 billion with funds received from Japan through its aid agency. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided Rs. 1.47 billion of the cost while the rest of the expenses was borne by the government.

Along with the 210-meters long and 9.8 meters-wide bridge, a new causeway with an average length of 488 meters and 10 meters in width has also been constructed on either side of the bridge.

Acting Ambassador of Japan to Colombo Asako Uthayo, Governor of Eastern Province Mohan Wijewickrama, Chief Minister Abdul Najid Majid, Project Minister Nirmala Kothalawala, Minister Basheer Segudawood, deputy ministers M. L. A. M. Hisbullah and Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan also participated in the occasion.

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