President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the “Canonwin Arcade” Sri Lanka’s first travel service center and Rest House on Southern Expressway yesterday (6).
President Rajapaksa in his message to mark the opening of the Canonwin Arcade said that the building of expressways as part of the infrastructure development policy of the Government requires necessary attention being paid to the comfort and convenience of travelers, in addition to the speed of travel they provide.
These Rest and Service areas, with their quality facilities, will add to the benefits of this expressway that began the age of modern road transportation in Sri Lanka, he further said.
The newly built travel service centre is an added facility on an environment friendly location.
President Rajapaksa also inspected the Southern Expressway entrance at Kottawa, Makumbura and the interchange connecting Colombo Outer Circular Expressway.
Groups using the Expressway are increasing daily. Accordingly the new service centre and Rest House has been built for the convenience of groups using the Expressway. Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation has invested in this rest house complex equipped with modern facilities, including a shopping complex, restaurants and a special play area for children.