Construction work on the Kal-adi Bridge which joins Batticaloa and Kalmunai has entered the final stage.
It is 291 metres long. The width is seven metres. The bridge is being funded by the Japanese Government. Being built across the Batticaloa lagoon, the bridge has two lanes. It is on the Colombo – Batticaloa main highway. This will be an impetus to the Eastern tourism industry. The bridge is expected to be ready by September this year. The estimated cost is in the region of 813 million rupees.