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The Southern Expressway, Sri Lankas first highway which runs from Kottawa to Pinnaduwa had earned an estimated income of 24 Lakhs on Christmas day. According to sources at the ministry over 12,000 vehicles used the expressway on the day.(H.F)

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  • Concerned Tuesday, 27 December 2011 08:12 PM

    I think you forget that the money is borrowed money from other contries? to build these projects, so 20 years to pay for it!!!
    Did the British leave in 1947 ? long time ago....

    senna Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:11 PM

    These rupee income is converted to dollars and sent abroad to pay the road builders

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:02 PM

    I have driven on highways in USA, Canada, UK, INDIA, ours is not second to any other. ppl please let SL take its own course of development... DO NOT forget we just came off a bloody war that lasted 3 decades.......

    This E 01 is a feather in the cap.... of ALL Sri-Lankans.. talking on behalf of myself I am proud of it.....

    Rainer Nedwed Tuesday, 27 December 2011 05:56 PM

    My 26th holiday in this country started off with such a pleasant surprise, using the new motorway from Kottawa to Baddegama. It was like a dream to see the beautiful scenery - still relatively unspoilt. What a contrast to air and traffic polluted Galle Road with so many insane drivers. And the ride was very relaxing, too.
    By the way, in the US highways are just normal traffic routes with no extraordinary rules and regulations, like, e.g. the A-roads in Sri Lanka. What you have here is generally called a super highway or expressway in American English. In British English it's a motorway. It is just a question of linguistics. So this info hopefully stops any silly and unnecessary discussions. I can also not see the point of some people being so negative about such a positive step forward in your country's development, and I keep my fingers crossed that more motorways will be built in the near future so that I can explore the country in a more relaxed way than up to date.

    Kandyguy Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:48 AM

    eager to see a highway from kandy -colombo ,its horrible to drive from kandy to colombo on the current road.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 27 December 2011 05:12 AM

    Great to hear. Please maintain the road and traffic discipline and continue to make it a pleasure to drive.

    Wara Tuesday, 27 December 2011 09:20 AM

    It's pure jealousy, no cure for that !!!

    sdherath Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:24 AM

    yup, you are right, i drive here in australia for few hours over-weekend , about 300-400kms in three- four hours. it is quite fun actually. Sri lankan highway is not a highway it is just a motorway.

    Wara Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:04 AM

    Excellent.

    gamarala Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:50 AM

    Great. Have some more highways out of the money you earn from this.

    Leelananda Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:37 AM

    Majority of them are pleasure drivers. Long way go, for break-even point.

    truealf Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:10 AM

    Excellent.. Maintain it in International Standard/ Level.

    Rosh Tuesday, 27 December 2011 05:54 AM

    I used this road on 24th & 26th. Im amazed to see the discipline of the SL drivers. Main reason (may be) no private buses, no 3wheelers & no bikers. So we can drive decently. Good job govt & good job all disciplined users too !!!

    Ravi Tuesday, 27 December 2011 05:49 AM

    Yesterday we came fro Galle to Kottawa .There were many unsuitable vehicles on this road ie Dimmo Battas, Private buses all doors and windows opened going on pilgrimage
    etc .Another danger is Dogs /Goats etc on the road .If not for these its a smooth ride


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