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The Police Department said today that Colombo – Negambo Road will be closed from 6 p.m. on January 12 to noon of January 13 due to the visit of the Pope.

Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said during the time Katunayake- Colombo Expressway could be used toll free for all vehicles including three-wheelers and motor-cycles.

SSP Rohana said vehicles traveling towards to Colombo from Negombo and Chillaw via Colombo – Negambo Road would be opened until 5 a.m. on January 13.

Motorists driving towards Colombo would be allowed to use both the Expressway and the Negambo Road till then.

The Colombo – Negambo Road would be completely restricted from Katunayake to Nawaloka Circle after 8 a.m. on January 13, he said.

Police advised drivers to be cautious when driving along the expressway as it would be similar to a normal road. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Ralahami Monday, 12 January 2015 06:18 AM

    Before his holiness leaves Vatican to Sri Lanka we are closing the Katunayake - Colombo Road. How amusing?

    ANTON Monday, 12 January 2015 09:31 AM

    TO PROTECT HIS HOLINESS FROM JACKASSES LIKE YOU.

    amarakone Monday, 12 January 2015 01:36 PM

    That was a good one!


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