Kadawatha to Galle – Rs.400/-
Kadawatha to Matara – Rs. 500/-
Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) formally known as CTB operaing luxury buses from Kadawatha to Matara from today 17th September 2015.
Buses will be start from every hours to Matara and Galle from 6.30 in the morning. The bus fare will be Rs 400 per person to Galle and Rs. 500 per person to Matara.
There are buses will be commence from the Kadawatha bus stand and stop at Galle and Matara bus stands respectively.
Construction work on the Colombo-Kandy highway will begin immediately, Road Development, Higher Education and Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim who was speaking in Parliament informed that government would start construction work on the Colombo-Kandy highway soon.
The Minister said the matara-Beliatta-Hantantota stretch of the Southern Highway will also begin soon after negotiations with the contractors He said the government believed that it would be possible to reduce the costs involved in the contract by 30 percent.
Referring to the Northern Highway he said the construction of the road had to be suspended as the work on the project was to begin without awarding contracts in a transparent manner.
Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu who is the Senior-Ministerial ranked Malaysia’s Special Envoy of Infrastructure for India and South Asia attached to the Prime Minister’s Office have stated that Malaysia is willing to bidding for the Northern Highway on a Build Operate & Transfer (BOT) basis. We want to do a good job if we get it. Even on the 1,100 Km Kuala Lumpur highway there were only a few vehicles at first but now a million vehicles are passing through every day.
Initial plans made for the proposed Kandy Expressway have been changed because hilly areas are an obstruction to the expressway having direct access from Ambepussa to Kandy, According to our amended plans the expressway will start in Kurunegala and move via Pothuhera and Mawathagam to Kandy.
The interchange to the expressway would be at Pothuhera, a few kilometres from Kurunegala. And the Expressway from Pothuhera to Kandy is 52 kilometres.
Meanwhile the Ministry said feasibility studies for the Northern expressway had been completed and the acquisition of land and other planning work was now in progress.
It said the proposed Northern Expressway would be constructed in four stages. The Northern expressway will start at Kurunegala and continue to Dambulla via Melsiripura and Galewela. From Dambulla the Expressway will turn towards Jaffna in the North and Trinco in the east.