President to open Kotmale tunnel
Nov 2, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the Upper Kotmale tunnel which is considered the longest tunnel in the country tomorrow. This project which was delayed for over a decade due to various social and environmental issues commenced on the directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa just a few months after assuming duties in 2005.
This tunnel which is 12.9 Km in length and has a diameter of 5.2 metres is to carry water from the Kotmale stream to the power station.
This project epitomizes the Government’s commitment to development at a time when it was fighting the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world. The tunnel is open for public viewing from November 05-07.