– Mannar Main Road Nears Completion
[Updated :: 2010-08-28 18:23:31 Hours]
The Sangupiddy causeway between Poonaryn (Poonakary) and Kerathivu
jetty in Jaffna is nearing completion creating an alternative route
Jaffna with mainland.
of the Access Engineering Company in charge of the site hope to
complete the construction of the bridge over the Jaffna lagoon where
a temporary ferry service functioned before the first week of October
of the 4 km long causeway on government-steered “Uthuru Wasanthaya
(Wadakkin Wasantham)” programme completes the Jaffna-Mannar (A-32)
road and facilitates easy traveling between Colombo and Jaffna with
lesser mileage than the A-9 road. It reduces the total distance
by about 35 km from Colombo to Jaffna.
an extension to the main project started in March 2010 by the Road
Development Authority, initial surveying has been conducted to widen
the road from Kerathivu to Navatkuli.
lands were connected with a ferry service between two protruded
jetties before the LTTE blasted the famous Sangupiddy jetty paralyzing
the administration machinery and good supply from the Colombo capital
to Jaffna via Mannar.