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Two elevated highways in Colombo

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The Cabinet today approved a proposal to construct two elevated highways within two years, it is learnt.

Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella submitted the Cabinet memorandum in this regard. One highway is to be constructed from Kelaniya to the Colombo Port, and the other from Kelaniya to Rajagiriya.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Cheers Thursday, 03 March 2016 02:33 AM

    Funded by China ha what happened to your close alias like USA, UK,India they are bankrupt just like the current govt

    Rondys Thursday, 03 March 2016 06:49 PM

    Great! Much needed project! Hope more will come soon like completion of Colombo-Kandy soon!

    Ray Thursday, 03 March 2016 03:20 PM

    Its not the minister who decides the design LOL... experts do the design and the minister only talks about it and approves if it looks like a good plan. I believe the experts are from Singapore. via DM iOS App

    Optimist Thursday, 03 March 2016 03:03 PM

    Close down all Colombo schools, sell the land and use the funds for more productive things other than highways.

    asoka senarath Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:38 PM

    This move is good. People who wants to go south they can enter to southern expres way through Kadawatha or Kaduwela.

    ET Thursday, 03 March 2016 06:48 AM

    Mt. Minister, have your minostry done a proper study as to what is priority? As far as I can see Galle Road, High level road, Negombo road, Kandy road, low level road, Rajagiriya Malabe needs Highways from Colombo city cebtre. I doubt whether you have studied these requirements properly. It seems like this government is also executing adhoc road development just like Rajapakse regime. Dissapointed, very dissapointed. We shud hv a mimister with engineeting back groind tp handle this monstry. We have only one Engineer in the whooe cabinet.

    Sampath Thursday, 03 March 2016 05:21 AM

    How about extending duplication road to Ratmalana

    Joe Thursday, 03 March 2016 05:12 AM

    Much needed elevated highways good move and keep up the good work

    Ranja Thursday, 03 March 2016 03:49 AM

    Just talk no work. Only the cornerstone will be laid like in Kadawatha - Kandy road

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:14 PM

    What about more congested points such as Galle Road?

    Thunder Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:33 AM

    Why not one from wellawatte - Colombo plan road to panadura. From wellawatte to dehiwela junction it take more 45 min sometimes

    TONY Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:29 AM


    Dilan Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:42 PM

    good move.need more via DM Android App

    chix Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:41 PM

    why not beyond Rajagiriya where we have more congested roads

    karthi Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:36 PM

    we need more elevated hihhways to reduce congestion in the city.

    SikuryHathayi Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:34 PM

    It appears they are being built for industrial and logistical work. Should look for ADB or JICA for low interest loans

    rw Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:33 PM

    talks via DM Android App

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