Sri Lanka currently has over 150 km of designated expressways serving the Western and southern parts of the country. The first stage of the E01 Expressway (Southern Expressway) which opened in 2011 was Sri Lanka’s first expressway spanning a distance of 95.3 km from Kottawa to Galle. The second stage of the Southern Expressway opened in 2014 and extends to Matara. And currently the expansion from Matara to Hambanthota is under construction and expected be open for the public in near future. The E03 Expressway (Colombo–Katunayake Expressway) opened in 2013 and connects Sri Lanka’s largest city and Commercial capital Colombo with the Bandaranaike International Airport covering a distance of 25.8 km. The newest expressway is the Outer-circular Expressway from Kaduwela to Kottawa to the E01 southern expressway. The network is to be expanded to 350 km by 2019.
Read Lanka Development News articles on Ongoing and Completed Expressway Projects.