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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.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/03/news01.asp