Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to set up electric elevators at pedestrians' overpasses
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 11:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Projects Minister of Ports and Highways Nirmala Kothalawala said the government plans to set up electric elevators at the pedestrian overpasses for the benefit of the public in busy cities.

The first of the electric elevators under this project will be established in the Panadura town of Kalutara district at an estimated cost of Rs. 150 million, the Project Minister stated.

The second pedestrians' bridge under the project has been planned in Kottawa near the main entrance to the Southern and Outer Circle expressways.

Kottawa pedestrians' bridge with electric elevators will cost Rs. 300 million.

The Minister said the pedestrians do not like to use overpasses to cross roads due to difficulty in climbing steps. They attempt to cross the roads taking risks and causing more accidents, the Minister explained.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, Pakistan should utilize the full potential of FTA - Pakistan PM
-- [6 hours ago]
Five Nigerian nationals remanded for violation of visa conditions
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Speaker warns MPs against making insults and accusations in the House
-- [8 hours ago]
Russia will commit to provide benefits of bilateral relations to Sri Lankans - Russian Prime Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Aitken Spence Cargo enters supply chain services contract with American & Efird Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka co-sponsoring resolution sends a strong signal on the importance the Government attaches to reconciliation and human rights - UK
Sri Lanka's Pan Asia Coloured Yarns awarded OekoTex Standard 100 and ISO 9001:2008 Certification
U.S. congress members signal greater engagement and support for Sri Lanka
President signs special gazette notification on declaring four forests near Wilpattu North Sanctuary as Conservation forests
Three soldiers arrested over the Rathupaswala shooting incident

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.