Kottawa-Kaduwela and Galle-Matara expressway in March

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The Road Development Authority (RDA) plans to open the Kottawa – Kaduwela stretch of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) on March 8 and the Galle-Matara stretch of the Southern Expressway on March 15, the Government information Department said.

More than Rs.25 billion has been allocated for the construction of the 11 kilometre stretch of the highway between Kottawa and Kaduwela under the first stage.

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  • Bawanis Kalubaba Tuesday, 11 February 2014 03:10 AM

    For sure - on every projects 60% - 70% to their pockets.

    Bawanis Kalubaba Tuesday, 11 February 2014 03:13 AM

    What are you talking my friend - now the margin had gone up to 60% - 70% as it has to be shared to UNP members also as Gamage is leading the business along with UPFA Ministers.

    ind Monday, 10 February 2014 10:22 AM

    Most of the money go to acquire property. Other than that, bridges also cost heavily. Not only to carpet the road. Specially this is within Colombo district.

    Seelawathie Monday, 10 February 2014 10:25 AM

    Out of this money how much played out by Ministers and their catchers.

    ind Monday, 10 February 2014 10:25 AM

    Who paid for the land acquire payments and building bridges ? Your "Bappa " ???

    Fayad Monday, 10 February 2014 10:34 AM

    I think they are not happy with 10% ? they would have made 50% deal I suppose ?
    If we are happy we can vote again

    Nalin Dassanayake Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:06 AM

    good job

    pala Monday, 10 February 2014 11:31 AM

    25 billion or 25 trillion

    AJJA Monday, 10 February 2014 11:34 AM

    We like to see more highways and proper roads in SriLanka like the other countries as we are already behind them because of that stupid war.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 10 February 2014 11:42 AM

    Probably, the road is paved in gold.

    investigator Tuesday, 11 February 2014 01:53 PM

    be happy,now more easy to transport narcotics.

    Public Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:53 AM

    All credit goes to whom?

    shanthapriya Monday, 10 February 2014 08:25 AM

    RS 2272 million per 01 km
    this is unbelievable . so much money spent for a kilometer.

    Mohamed Monday, 10 February 2014 12:11 PM

    Well said

    Tired ofAll Monday, 10 February 2014 08:43 AM

    what we can do with the road. can we eat? the main reason to constructive of the road is that...our government idiots are getting more commissions and packs

    Ando Monday, 10 February 2014 08:48 AM

    How much fuel cost can we save by doing this 11 KM @ 25 Bullion ?

    lord Monday, 10 February 2014 09:13 AM

    always eating eating be careful you may get high colesterol

    Devindra Monday, 10 February 2014 09:23 AM

    wel done GOSL

    ANTON Monday, 10 February 2014 09:23 AM


    Dee Monday, 10 February 2014 09:31 AM

    150K per sq meter. Probably the labour was from europe and material from japan. still maybe they have used some unique material.

    Chathu Monday, 10 February 2014 09:51 AM

    very well said lord!

    Nishantha Monday, 10 February 2014 09:54 AM

    Its called miracle of Asia, take beggars into custody and spend as highest as possible for one km.

    Jim pappa Monday, 10 February 2014 01:10 PM

    The high cost of construction is a concern. But ToA, think of the time and fuel saved, not to mention the wear and tear, by the highway users.The highway bus from Galle to Maharagama, which is very popular, takes just 1h. 30m. saving 2hours to commuters.

    ind Monday, 10 February 2014 01:35 PM

    Some people talk like constructing this Highway same like carpeting road in village.

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