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The construction of the Colombo-Katunayake expressway is nearing completion, and is due to open in August this year. Picture shows some work currently being done on the expressway. Pic by Pradeep Pathirana


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  • Yuri Friday, 28 June 2013 07:14 PM

    How about few railway Gate before this white elephant

    s.m.Hafeel Friday, 28 June 2013 07:23 PM

    All the best

    samsue1968 Friday, 28 June 2013 07:34 PM

    Long overdue. I remember the late Hon. Dudley Senenayake laying the foundation stone in the late 60's. The subsequent Sirima govt. did not take this on, but widened the CMB - Katunayake Rd in time for the Non-Aligned Conference. A much needed artery road connecting the National Airports to the Financial capital.

    Mr. B. Wijeyasingha Friday, 28 June 2013 07:51 PM

    Just like in the US line each side of the highway with a band of trees of many varieties. This will help absorb some of the emission from cars, create an ecosystem and be aesthetically pleasing. Do not put up electric lines and electric poles but bury them in pipes to hold the electric lines and fiber optic lines.

    curious Friday, 28 June 2013 08:09 PM

    The govt should have given priority to this expressway than others. it is long due for a long, long time.

    Gemba Saturday, 29 June 2013 09:26 PM

    This was a long felt need, this should have been done long time ago, when they opened the New Katunayake airport . But its better late than never. At least the first impression when arriving in Sri Lanka would be much better than the former eye sore, of a road with open meat stalls , dirt all over the roads and dirty tea boutiques and dirty buildings on the side of the road. At least now the tourists would be spared that horror.

    Suny J fm Melbourne Friday, 28 June 2013 10:03 PM

    This is the best project of the Government after finshing the war ...!!!

    teri Friday, 28 June 2013 10:22 PM

    Greatm was amuch felt need.

    But there is ananecdote which means even on a highway a fool traveling at 100kph will still be a fool.

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 28 June 2013 10:33 PM

    Congratulations!.

    Peiris Friday, 28 June 2013 11:50 PM

    Fantastic.Great investment for Sri Lanka.

    Phantom Saturday, 29 June 2013 12:09 AM

    Hmm, looks nice but how does it taste?

    ANTON Saturday, 29 June 2013 01:31 AM

    PHOTO NO. ONE REMINDS ME THE SCENERIES OF AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND.

    baly Saturday, 29 June 2013 01:49 AM

    how about the commissions for MR brothers

    priyantha Saturday, 29 June 2013 04:45 AM

    Good Stuff .. also please ensure Law & Order

    anonymous Friday, 28 June 2013 04:29 PM

    "Better (very) late than never"

    M.R.Rajapacka Friday, 28 June 2013 04:34 PM

    More roads means no job and more we owe to china . Next 500 years to pay for the loan or china send in missile

    Francis Friday, 28 June 2013 05:30 PM

    Public will take these seriously, but those who got millions out of these contract must be laughing at our ignorance. This would have been a three lane express way on each side but to accommodate the payment of commission would have been reduced to two lanes each way for example and we are indebted. The more expressways the more commission into the pcokets to buy condos and apartments in Dubai, resorts in Maldives and houses in LA. Thank you

    jane Friday, 28 June 2013 05:50 PM

    Excellent


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