A2 highway (Sri Lanka)
|Part of Asian Highway AH43|
|Maintained by the Road Development Authority|
|North end||Colombo Fort|
|Major cities||Colombo, Galle, Matara, Hambantota|
|Sri Lanka A-Grade Highways|
Colombo to Galle
The west-coast portion of the highway consists of the Galle Road. Within Colombo, the A2 serves as a north-south backbone to the city. It is split into two one-way streets from Colombo Fort to Wellawatte, in order to ease traffic flow.
The highway passes through Wellawatte, Ratmalana, Kalutara, Wadduwa, Maggona, Beruwala, Bentota, Panadura, Kosgoda, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, and Galle. At Galle, the highway runs through the city centre before continuing towards Hambantota.
Galle to Hambantota
From Galle, the highway continues east along the south coast towards Koggala. It passes Unawatuna, Koggala, and Weligama, before arriving at Matara. At Matara, it passes the University of Ruhuna. The highway continues towards Dikwella, Tangalle, Ambalantota, and Hambantota. To cross the artificial harbour at Hambantota, a harbour-bypass road allows the A2 to continue to Wellawaya.
Hambantota to Wellawaya
- List of A-Grade highways in Sri Lanka
- E01 expressway (Sri Lanka), expressway built to reduce the traffic load on the A2.
- http://www.unescap.org/ttdw/common/TIS/AH/files/wgm4/Countries/Status/SriLanka.pdf[permanent dead link] Status Paper on Asian Highway Sri Lanka
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