New Kelanimulla bridge to be opened
The newly constructed bridge across the Kelani Ganga at Kelanimulla,
Mulleriyawa will be opened by Highways Minister, T. B. Ekanayake on
Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
Labour Minister, Mervyn Silva and Chairman of REEL, former Deputy
Transport and Highways Minister and SLFP Organiser for Kolonnawa, Bennet
Cooray will participate.
The four-lane concrete bridge built at a cost of Rs. 350m by the Road
Development Authority together with State Engineering Corporation and
the State Construction and Development Corporation once opened will
serve as a major route, connecting the Kandy Road via Kelaniya on the
east bank of the Kelani with Ambatale - Thotalanga Road, which runs
along the West Bank, from Mulleriyawa to the New Kelani bridge.
This will ease the traffic congestion along the Kandy Road and help
divert traffic to Parliament, Kottawa, Dehiwala and Galle Road, through
Galwana, Mulleriyawa, Kottikawatte and Gothatuwa junctions, thus
avoiding Colombo City AK