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Cabinet nod to construct Island-wide highway network

The cabinet has approved a proposal to implement the construction of a highway network covering the whole island.

The proposal was submitted by Minister of Roads and Highways and Ports & Shipping Johnston Fernando.

Accordingly, the following plans have been drawn for the proposed expressway network:

  • Implementation of construction activities of Kadawatha – Meerigama, Meerigama –
    Kurunegala, Pothuhera – Galagedara and Kurunegala – Dambulla under the Central Expressway
    Construction Project as Phase 04 with immediate effect.
  • Implementation of construction activities of Ruwanpura expressway project Kahathuduwa –
    Ingiriya, Ingiriya – Rathnapura and Rathnapura – Pelmadulla in 03 stages.
  • Implementation of construction activities of Eastern expressway project from Mattala Airport
    to Pothuwil across Wellawaya and Siyambalanduwa