E06 expressway (Sri Lanka)

Ruwanpura Expressway shield

Ruwanpura Expressway
Ratnapura Expressway
Route information
Maintained by the Road Development Authority
Length: 71.8 km (44.6 mi)
History: Completion expected in early 2019
Major junctions
North end: Kahathuduwa  E01  Southern Expressway
South end: Pelmadulla  A4 
Towns: Horana, Ingiriya, Kiriella, Kuruwita, Thiruwanaketiya, Ratnapura
Highway system
Expressways of Sri Lanka

The Ruwanpura Expressway, also known as the Ratnapura Expressway will be Sri Lanka's sixth E Class highway. The 71.8 km (44.6 mi) long highway will link the Kahathuduwa exit on the Southern Expressway with Pelmadulla, a major city in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, via Ratnapura, the provincial capital of Sabargamuwa Province.

Construction of the highway is proposed to commence in January 2017 and will be built in 3 stages. The expressway is proposed to be completed by 2019. It is anticipated that the new expressway will reduce commuting time between Colombo and Ratnapura to 45 mins and Colombo and Palmadulla to one hour.[1][2]

See also


  1. Range, Irangika (12 July 2014). "Work on Ruwanpura Expressway to begin this year". Daily News. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. "Feasibility study for Colombo-Ratnapura highway completed". Read Sri Lanka. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
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