Crisscrossing Through Lanka

Transport and highways minister Tilak Marapana told a recent seminar that the government is planning highways linking the north central Dambulla city with Jaffna and Trincomalee.rn

rnA highway to Mannar from Anuradapura is also being planned for direct access to the proposed bridge, linking India to the island.rn

rnldblquote These are ambitious programs the govt has in mind but depends on the outcome of the peace talks,
dblquote Highways Ministers Thilak Marapana says.rn

rnMeanwhile, the construction of the southern highway is expected to get under way early next month.rn

rnThe government plans to award the contract as soon as a court challenge to the award is cleared. rn

rnldblquote The man who didnt succeed in the contract has started this action. It is because of this that the contract was not awarded. I think by the end of November, the work on the southern highway could start,
dblquote he says.(LBR)rn
Government is drawing up plans for a highway network in the island after perma