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Update ;Video: Katunayake Express way toll fee exceeds 3m rupees within 13 hours
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The Colombo Katunayake expressway was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday at the auspicious time of 9.45 AM.

The expressway was opened for the public at 6 pm and the Road Development Authority states that during the past 13 hours 11 thousand vehicles plied on the expressway.

Deputy Director R A D Kahata-pitiya stated that during this period the revenue exceeded 3 million rupees.

Update Sunday, 28 October 2013 - 01.04 PM

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Luxury bus service on Colombo - Katunayaka expressway commences.

The Sri Lanka Transport Board commenced the Luxury bus service on Colombo- Katunayake Expressway today.

13 luxury buses will be deployed from today.

Thereby, Bus fares from Colombo to Ja-Ela is 100 rupees, Colombo to Katunayake 130 rupees and Colombo to Negombo 150 rupees.

Update Monday, 28 October 2013 - 9.52 AM

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3000 vehicles during the first hour in the Colombo - Katunayaka expressway

The Colombo Katunayake expressway was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday at the auspicious time of 9.45 AM.

The expressway was opened for the public at 6 pm and the Road Development Authority states that during the first hour 3000 vehicles plied on the expressway.

Deputy Director R A D Kahata-pitiya stated that during this period the revenue exceeded 800 thousand rupees.

Update Sunday, 28 October 2013 - 8.17 AM

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Choose only favourable elements coming from abroad; says President

President Mahinda Rajapakse reiterates that it is the responsibility of the public to embrace favourable elements coming from abroad and discard unfavourable elements.

President made this statement participating at the opening ceremony Colombo Katunayake expressway today.

The 25.8 Kilo Meter Long, newly built Colombo-Katunayake Expressway was opened at the auspicious time of 9.45 AM.

It allows motorists to travel to the island’s capital in 20 minutes from the airport instead of the regular two hour duration in the past.

350 Million US Dollars were spent for the construction of the expressway which was done with financial assistance from China.

The President who declared open the expressway amidst the blessings of the Venerable Maha Sangha drove his vehicle along with First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

Ministry of postal services issued a new stamp to commemorate the opening of the new highway.

President Mahinda Rajapakse addressing a meeting organised at the Ja-ala municipal council grounds stated that the government was able to fulfil all the given promise to the public.

President also stated that when developing the country he had to confront many accusations as well.

Update Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 6.59 PM

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Colombo - Katunayake expressway opened for the public

Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 12.29 PM

The Colombo Katunayake expressway was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

The 25.8 Kilo Meter Long, newly built Colombo-Katunayake Expressway was opened at the auspicious time of 9.45 AM.

It allows motorists to travel to the island’s capital in 20 minutes from the airport instead of the regular two hour duration in the past.

350 Million US Dollars were spent for the construction of the expressway which was done with financial assistance from China.

The President who declared open the expressway amidst the blessings of the Venerable Maha Sangha drove his vehicle along with First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

President Rajapaksa also inspected the CCTV monitoring centre.

Minister Basil Rajapaksa addressing the event that was held following the opening of the expressway stated that the government was focussed on long term development.


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Colombo - Katunayaka expressway to be opened by President today


The Colombo Katunayake expressway will be opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

350 Million US Dollars were spent for the construction of the expressway which was done with financial assistance from China.

The 25.8 Kilo Meters Long newly built Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway is scheduled to be opened at the auspicious time of 9.45 AM.

The Ministry Of Highways has announced the toll prices for vehicles using Colombo -Katunayake expressway.

Accordingly Rs.300 will be charged from Cars, Jeeps and small vans using the expressway from Peliyagoda to Katunayke while Rs.600 will be charged from lorries and Buses.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Transport Board has planned to deploy 12 luxury buses on the Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway.

 

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