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::

* The newest expressway in Sri Lanka opens for public view
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 01:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: The newest expressway in Sri Lanka, the phase 1 of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) around the capital city of Colombo opened for public view today before its official opening.

Accordingly, the segment of the expressway from Kottawa to Kaduwela will be open for public view today and tomorrow.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the Kottawa-Kaduwela section of the expressway on next Saturday March 08.

Thousands of people were seen today walking and cycling on the expressway. School student bands paraded the expressway while an ancient bullock cart race was also held on the expressway.

Secretary to the Ministry of Highways Ranjith Premasiri said that with the opening of the portion of the OCH from Kottawa to Kaduwela, it will be possible to travel from Kottawa to Kaduwela within a short period as seven minutes, a journey that would normally take an hour now.

The 8.9 kilometer Kottawa-Kaduwela segment is the Phase 1 of the project. In phase 2 Kaduwela to Kadawata segment will be completed and Phase 3 will complete the 9.3 kilometer section from Kadawata to Kerawalapitiya. When completed, Colombo Outer Circular Expressway will run around 20 km away from the city center of Colombo, connecting radial routes and has a total length of 29.2 kilometers.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 2.88 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs
-- [4 hours ago]
Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack
-- [9 hours ago]
Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says
-- [9 hours ago]
PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country's development
Sri Lankan President leaves for Australia on a state visit
Earth mound collapses burying three people in Mawanella
President's visit to boost Australia - Sri Lanka Ties

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.