Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 16 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Construction work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway commenced
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 10:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 04, Matara: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday inaugurated the construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota.

The President and Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang unveiled the plaque at the Nilwala entrance on the expressway at Godagama in Matara this morning.

The expenditure for the construction of the 75-kilometer segment from Matara- Godagama to Hambantota Harbor via Beliatta, Andarawewa, and Mattala Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway is estimated at Rs. 45 billion. The project is funded by China.

The completed Southern Expressway from Kottawa in Colombo to Hambantota will be connected to Colombo-Kandy Expressway and Colombo-Katunayake Airport Expressway via the Colombo Outer Circular Highway which is expected to reduce the traffic congestion in the Colombo city and provide faster access to outskirts.

In the first phase, the segment of the Southern Expressway from Kottawa to Pinnaduwa in Galle was constructed and opened for public in 27th November 2011. The construction of the first phase was jointly funded by JICA and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The 35-kilometer segment of Southern Expressway from Pinnaduwa in Galle to Godagama was constructed in the second phase at a cost of US$ 180 million with the funds from EXIM Bank of China. It was opened to public on 15th March 2014.

UNP General Secretary and Highways Minister Kabir Hashim, Mangala Samaraweera, Mahinda Amaraweera, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijeyalal de Silva, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang and several other politicians and senior state officials were also present at the event.

(Photos by President's Media Unit)

 


Recommended Articles in ColomboPage ::
ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
UNP to hold a massive rally tomorrow at Lipton Circus
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
President will take next steps constitutionally - Cabinet spokesman
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
India encourages Sri Lanka apparel industry to source material from Indian textile producers
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka cricket star Tillakaratne Dilshan joins SLPP
-- [2 hours ago]
Excavations of the Mannar mass grave temporarily suspended
-- [7 hours ago]
Speaker to inform the decision of the no confidence motion to the President
-- [7 hours ago]
Dipped Products posts Rs. 553 million PBT in 1H 2018/19
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank warns public to be attentive of financial scams, phishing emails
-- [8 hours ago]
Crossed-overs return to UNP, plan to resign from ministerial posts given by President
-- [9 hours ago]
No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka's PM Mahinda Rajapaksa passed in parliament, government has no majority

Copyright © 2000, 2015 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.