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RDA warns drivers on expressways to drive safe

The Road Development Authority, citing the prevalent weather, has asked commuters to be careful when using the highways. They requested everyone to use seatbelts and to avoid driving at excess speeds during adverse weather conditions. Meanwhile, the number of vehicles using the highways has increased with the beginning of the festive season from 50,000 to …

Finance Ministry Sri Lanka

Treasury buys time by shuffling funds around

The Treasury will shuffle around funds of Ministries to complete some of the existing projects and to allocate funds required to buy medicines until the end of the year, a senior Finance Ministry official said. Finance Ministry Secretary S.R. Attygalle told that funds from Ministries which do not have urgent projects would be used to …

Colombo - Katunayake Expressway

Section of the Katunayake expressway temporarily closed

The section between the Peliyagoda interchange and the Kelaniya bridge of the Katunayake expressway will be closed until further notice. The decision was taken by the Road Development Authority which went into effect from last night (November 11) due to the construction of the new Kelani bridge. The Police stated that the entry of vehicles …

Ranil Wickremesinghe

We have taken steps to reduce the country’s debts – PM

The current government has taken measures to reduce the country’s debts, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe. He also stated that the economy of the country has been brought to a progressive level. The PM stated this addressing an event held for the opening the new bridge built by RDA in Eswatta, Dompe, yesterday (08). He …

New speed measurement system on the expressways

The Road Development Authority says that a new speed measurement system will be implemented from Wednesday onwards to inspect the vehicles that travel at high speed on the expressway.

Director of Expressway Management and Maintenance S.Opanayake stated that the programme is to be implemented as 27% of the accidents on expressways occur due to vehicles exceeding the speed limit .

The director said that, accordingly, the drivers will receive photographs of their vehicles speeding along the EXPRESSway, at the point of exit.

The photographs will include details of the licence plate of the vehicles number, observation date, time and speed.

Accordingly, all the vehicles travelling via expressways will be monitored for speeding from today onwards.

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