Video: CHOGM Traffic Plan - Roads to be closed from time to time

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 - 17:48

Temporarily closing down roads in order to facilitate the travel of foreign delegates arriving for CHOGM commenced today and will be in effect till the 18th.

Accordingly delegates arriving at the Bandaranayaka International Airport will travel along the Colombo – Katunayaka expressway, Baseline Road, Borella, Thummulla, Galle Road and will then proceed towards their respective venues of stay.

Also the road from Slave Island to Ceramic Junction, roads in the vicinity of the Nelum Pokuna Theatre and also the road from Galle Face to Colpetty will be closed from time to time.

Also on the 16th, the road from Galle Road, to Borella – D S Senanayake Junction, Rajagiriya extending to Battaramulla will be closed from time to time.

Roads in Colombo will be closed from time to time as a result of the CHOGM summit and motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Information on the traffic plan can be obtained on

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority says that there may be slight delays to flights extending from the Bandaranayaka International Airport as priority will be given to flights carrying delegates.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry stated that special health services are also in place with the deployment of special healthcare teams.


Update Saturday, 09 November 2013 - 7:54 PM


CHOGM Traffic Plan

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 - 17:48

The Police states that certain roads will be closed at times when delegates who are taking part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting are travelling.


Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Western Province Anura Senanayaka made this statement while speaking at a press conference held at the Government Information Department.


This traffic plan will be in effect from the 9th to the 17th of November.


The heads of government who are taking part in the summit will travel along the Colombo Katunayaka expressway and then through Baseline Road, Borella, Thummulla Junction and arrive at the Galle Road.


Accordingly those roads will also be closed from time to time while various heads of government arrive in Sri Lanka for the summit between the 9th and 15th of November.


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