EOM&M Division

Expressway Network of Sri Lanka


After the end of a long prevailed war which had a significant negative impact on the progression of its economy, Sri Lanka is now faced with newer opportunities for the betterment of its economy. As there was rapid increase in traffic volume during the past decade there had been a shortage of capacity to meet this demand. From the preliminary studies carried out to meet this demand it has been realized that rehabilitation and widening of existing roads to cope up with future traffic needs at a meaningful level of service is a difficult task without large scale acquisition and demolition of buildings and relocating service utilities.  Therefore with the intention of developing and upgrading the transportation systems; Sri Lankan government has come up with major proposals such as four major expressways for its road network as indicated by Sri Lanka.