Sep 16, 2017

Southern expressway extension in crisis

The extension of the southern expressway has met with a crisis, as a request has been made to increase the approved funding for the Matara-Hambantota phase from Rs. 103 billion to Rs. 126 billion, the COPE has been told.

The committee has summoned top UDA officials on September 19 to discuss the matter.

Contractors say an addition Rs. 23 billion was needed to construct bridges on pillars and to increase the lengths of the bridges.