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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 05.32 GMT

Sangupitti Bridge open soon


The Sangupitti Bridge connecting Karaitivu in Jaffna and Pooneryn will be vested to the public next week.

The bridge connects Karaitivu and the Pooneryn jetty which reduces three hours in travelling time and 120 kms in distance to reach Jaffna from Colombo.

The A-32 road via Puttalam and Mannar will be the shortest route to Jaffna from Colombo with the opening of the Sangupitti Bridge. This will benefit the people along the A-32 road which was heavily affected by LTTE terrorism.

The construction of the 288 meter long, two-way Bridge was completed in eight months.

The Government funded the project with a soft loan of Rs 800 million from the United Kingdom.

Sri Lankan engineers completed the foundation of the bridge. People in Jaffna say that the bridge is a Thaipongal gift from the Government.






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