The Colombo-Matara Express Highway is scheduled to be completed in August 2011.The construction was started in 2006 & approximate estimated cost is $600 million. After completed, it will reduce the travelling time from Colombo to Matara.The highway is of 126km.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) are providing financial assistance for the express highway project.Due to this project,some families were relocated to new lands.
Preliminary Engineering and Detailed Design has consulted by Resources Development Consultants-RDC Sri Lanka
Southern Expressway