Government is to go ahead with the construction of the Ruwanpura Expressway (E06), with instructions being given by the Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando, to expedite the commencement of its work.
The expressway will begin from the Kahatuduwa exit point of the Southern Expressway to Pelmadulla and will he 73.9km long. First phase from Kahatuduwa to Ingiriya will be 23.4km while the second phase will from Ingiriya to Ratnapura and is expected to 21km in length.
The first phase is estimated to cost Rs 80 billion and is to be constructed by a local contractor. (Yohan Perera)