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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2430

Kelaniya flyover declared open

Colombo, 25 March, (Asiantribune.com): The Kelaniya flyover was declared open today by Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse. Jayaraj Fernandopulle, Minister of Highways and Road Development was also associated with the President.

The Kelaniya flyover, the first of 222 bridges to be constructed countrywide was declared opened for traffic this morning.

The length of the Kelaniya flyover is 325 meters. Two lanes have been constructed under the first phase of the project. Construction of this Flyover was completed in a record period of 60 days.

The second phase of the project is due to commence next month for constructing additional two lanes. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 2.1 billion.

Over 75,000 vehicles travel along Colombo-Kandy main road every day and the flyover built across the Peliyagoda railway crossing is expected to ease the traffic congestion.The Kelaniya flyoverThe Kelaniya flyover

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Kelaniya Flyover this morning. Highways and Road Development Minister.Jayaraj Fernandopulle, Labour Minister Mervin Silva, and Ven Velimitiyaye Kusaladamma Nayake Thero were associated in the ceremony. Also in the picture are   Alex Smale, Project Director and Grahan Russel Project Manager. (Pix by: Sudath Silva)President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Kelaniya Flyover this morning. Highways and Road Development Minister.Jayaraj Fernandopulle, Labour Minister Mervin Silva, and Ven Velimitiyaye Kusaladamma Nayake Thero were associated in the ceremony. Also in the picture are Alex Smale, Project Director and Grahan Russel Project Manager. (Pix by: Sudath Silva)

After declaring open the flyover viewing the picturesque view of the landscape below After declaring open the flyover viewing the picturesque view of the landscape below

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