Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Video: Kelaniya fly over opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Kelani fly over ahead of schedule at 7 am today (25th March 2008) at Thorana junction, Peliyagoda. The President was to open the fly over at 10.30 am

It will go into the world record book as the first iron flyover to be built within a limited number 60 days breaking the record set by the Malos flyover in the Philippines constructed within 66 days. This flyover is the first to be constructed under the bridges programme of the Mahinda Chintana. It is 325 metres long. There are two lanes under the first stage, while another two will come up under the second stage. Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle said work on the second stage will begin next month. It will cost 2.1 billion rupees. The Minister revealed of plans to build 20 flyovers and 218 iron bridges under the Mahinda Chintana. The next flyover will come up in Panadura. Its work is scheduled to begin on the 31st of this month.


  1. This is the type of record we like to hear about. Next fly over killinochchi.

  2. Glad you like it - I designed it!