26th August 2009, firstlanka.com
The country soon become opened for road transport country wide after decades with the re-opening og main roads in the North to link the south.
The road running from Medawachchiya via Mannar, Madhu and Vavuniya is reopened after a decade being the shortest route to the Madhu Church from the South, the Ministry of Highways said.
Sources added that many highways in the north were shut down for the past decade or more paralysing links with the South due to LTTE terrorism. The road was reopened under the guidance of the Chairman of the “Uthuru Wasanthaya” Task Force and Senior Presidential Advisor and Parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa.
The work was carried out on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.