Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Colombo -Katunayake Express High Way Is To be Opned Tomorrow

The 25.8 Kilo Meters Long newly built Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway is scheduled to be opened tomorrow(27) morning  by President Mahinda Rajapaksha.The Sri  Lanka's second e class Highway will link Colombo City with Katunayake Bandaranaike International Air Port.

The speed limit of Colombo-Katunayake Highway is 80 Kilo Meters per hour(50 Miles Per Hour) for the first eight kilo meters and110 kilo meters per hour(68 Kilo Meters per hour) for the rest of the road.the new express highway is having 42 bridges and 88 culverts.through using express highway it is expected to reduce the one or two hour travel to 20 minutes.

The First e class Expressway the Southern Express Highway has inaugurated recently and the third express highway ,northern express highway is under construction. meanwhile Sri Lanka Transport Board has planned to deploy 12 luxury buses on the  Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway.meanwhile the Ministry Of Highways has announced the toll prices for vehicles using Colombo -Katunayake express highway.under this Rs.300 will be charged from Cars,Jeeps and small vans using the express highway from palyiagoda to Katunayke  while Rs.600 will be charged from lorries and Buses.

Tamil National Alliance(TNA) To Boycott Commonwealth Summit

The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) has decided to boycott the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting(CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Colombo from 15th to 17th of November according to party sources.this decision has been reached during a party meeting held yesterday (25)evening in Jaffna under the patronage of TNA Leader Parliamentarian R.Sambandan.

Although the party avoid on participating the Commonwealth Meeting it has decided to handover the heads of states who are  participating the event a written letter on human rights violations happening in the country sources have added.

The Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting is scheduled to be held at The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo next month and several leaders including British,Australian and New Zealand prime ministers have already confirmed that they are participating the event while Canadian Prime Minister has announced he will not participate the event.

Meanwhile the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has still not confirmed on his participation to the meeting due to the request  of Tamil Nadu State Government lead by the Chief Minister Jayalaitha   to boycott the  event.Prince Charles the son of the Queen Elizabeth scheduled to  be participated the event representing her due to the poor health of the queen who is also the head of the Commonwealth Group .

GIANT PANDA DEATH IN THAILAND LEAVES CHINA ASKING QUESTIONS

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia- 49737215