President approves construction of new highway via Ratnapura

President approves construction of new highway via Ratnapura

President approves construction of new highway via Ratnapura

Written by News 1st

07 Jul, 2014 | 12:47 pm

Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne says that the president has granted approval for the construction of a highway to be built via Ratnapura to Pelmadulla.

According to the official news portal of the government, the minister made this statement while attending the Ratnapura District development meeting held recently.

The expressway, which is to be named the “Ruwanpura Expressway,” will span across 71 kilometers from the Kahatuduwa entrance to the Southern Expressway up to Pelmadulla via Ratnapura.

Minister Senevirathne says that motorists traveling from from Ratnapura will be able to reach Pelmadulla within an hour via Moragahahena, Handapangoda, Horana, Ingiriya and Kiriella.


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