Spe­cial traf­fic plan for Modi’s visit on Sun­day

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY CHATURANGA SAMARAWICK­RAMA

A spe­cial traf­fic plan re­strict­ing ve­hic­u­lar move­ment in and around Colombo will be im­ple­mented on Sun­day in view of In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s visit, Po­lice said.

They said the Katu­nayake-colombo Ex­press­way (E03), the Peliyagoda flyover and sev­eral other roads lead­ing to the Pres­i­den­tial Sec­re­tariat would be closed from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.

The Po­lice said the fol­low­ing roads would be af­fected: Katu­nayake-colombo Ex­press­way (E03), Peliyagoda flyover, Oru­go­dawatte Junc­tion, De­matagoda Junc­tion, Base­line Road from Borella Junc­tion to the Borella Ceme­tery, the road from D.S. Senanayake Junc­tion in Borella to Hor­ton Place, Nelum Pokuna Round­about, Ananda Coomaraswa­my Mawatha, Pub­lic Li­brary Round­about, Dharma­pala Mawatha (Piththala Junc­tion), Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Ku­maran Rat­nam Road, Sir Chit­tam­palam A Gar­diner Mawatha, Sir Baron Jay­ati­laka Mawatha, Recla­ma­tion Road, Lo­tus Road, Banku Mawatha,

Janad­hipathi Mawatha and Galle Road from Galle Face Round­about to­wards the Old Par­lia­ment.

The Janad­hipathi Mawatha, Banku Mawatha, York Street, Sir Chit­tam­palam A Gar­diner Mawatha, Ku­maran Rat­nam Road, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Flower Road, Thurstan Road (up to Thum­mulla Junc­tion) would be closed from 1.45 pm to 3.00 pm. The Dharma­pala Mawatha, Ananda Coomaraswa­my Mawatha, Nelum Pokuna Round­about, Hor­ton Place, D.S. Senanayake Junc­tion­borella Base­line Road through De­matagoda and Oru­go­dawatta and Katu­nayake-colombo Ex­press­way would be closed from 2.30 pm 3.30 pm.

The po­lice ad­vised mo­torists to use al­ter­na­tive routes to avoid the traf­fic and re­quested mo­torists travelling from Galle Road to reach the Kandy Road through the Ceme­tery Round­about at Thum­mulla Junc­tion and then along the Par­lia­ment Road, Bat­tara­mulla, Kaduwela and Biyagama.

Mo­torists travelling from Galle and Matara could reach Kadawatha through the Southern Ex­press­way (E01).

The po­lice said mo­torists who are travelling from Colombo Cen­tral and Colombo North­ern ar­eas could reach the Air­port or Kandy Road by travelling through the Vic­to­ria Bridge or Kadi­rana Bridge.

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