Logistics Cluster

SRI LANKA – Logistics Capacity Assessment Extract
Roads Transport

1. General Conditions ........................................................................................................................... 1
2. Road from Colombo to Galle.......................................................................................................... 2
2.1. Description ................................................................................................................................... 2
2.2. Road Characteristics .................................................................................................................. 2
2.3 Road from Colombo to Galle .................................................................................................... 3
2.3. Road security ............................................................................................................................... 3
3. Road from Colombo to Trincomalee ............................................................................................. 3
3.1. Description ................................................................................................................................... 3
3.2. Road characteristics................................................................................................................... 4
3.3. Road Colombo to Trincomalee................................................................................................ 4
3.4. Road security ............................................................................................................................... 4
4. Road from Colombo to Batticaloa................................................................................................. 5
4.1. Description ................................................................................................................................... 5
4.2. Road characteristics................................................................................................................... 5
4.3. Road Colombo to Batticoloa ................................................................................................... 6
4.4. Road security ............................................................................................................................... 6
5. Road from Colombo to Vavuniya .................................................................................................. 6
5.1. Description ................................................................................................................................... 6
5.2. Road characteristics................................................................................................................... 7
5.2. Road Colombo to Vavuniya..................................................................................................... 7
5.4. Road security ............................................................................................................................... 8
6. Road from Vavuniya to Jaffna ........................................................................................................ 8
6.1. Description ................................................................................................................................... 8
5.4 Road Characteristics ................................................................................................................... 8
6.3. Road Vavuniya to Jaffna .......................................................................................................... 9
6.4. Road security ............................................................................................................................... 9
7. Traveling time in Sri Lanka (in general).......................................................................................... 9

1. General Conditions
Sri Lanka has a road network of approximately 100,000 kilometers sufficient for meeting 90
percent of the demand for transportation. Out of the total length of roads, maintenance
and development of A and B class national roads and 4,480 bridges are vested with the
Road Development Authority (RDA). Approximately another 15,000 kilometers of C and D
class roads are under the purview of provincial councils.

Acceptable being tarred, wide enough (5m) for two vehicles to pass, but
with irregularities in the surface, narrow shoulders and many obstacles on the
road (i.e. people, bicyclists, mini-taxies, animal pulled carts, etc.). Travel
speed on such roads is on average 40 km/hr. Most of Sri Lankan intercity
roads are in this category.

Reasonable being tarred, six or more meters in width and/or with a firm and
broad shoulder. Trucks and buses can pass from opposite directions without
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Heavy traffic and regulated speed limits restrict travel at higher speeds in Colombo City.1.50 116 KM 2. • Good roads are few and most found in the inner city of Colombo. Description Location Details Town or city (closest) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Total Route (distance in km) Origin Destination Colombo Galle 06*54.Logistics Cluster needing to tread on the shoulder.30 79*51. Road from Colombo to Galle 2. 2.49 06*12.52 80*12. Road Characteristics Page 2 of 10 .2.

52 81*13.50 79*51.65 257 KM Page 3 of 10 .1.49 08*34.Logistics Cluster 2.5 Town or city (closest) Class of road O Highway ● Primary O Secondary O Track O Trail Other: Surface ● Asphalt O Concrete O Gravel O Dirt O Sand Possible weather conditions ● Mud O Flooded O Snow/Ice O Other: Passable by Nature of change to next stretch ● Car O Getting Worse ● 4X4 ● Truck O Trailer O Improving O Restriction: 2 Checkpoints 2.3. Road security 3. Road from Colombo to Trincomalee 3.3 Road from Colombo to Galle Stretch 1: From Colombo to Galle Distance from origin at start of stretch – km Distance from origin at end of stretch – km Route time on this stretch (4X4) – Hours 3. Description Location Details Town or city (closest) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Total Route (distance in km) Origin Destination Colombo Trincomalee 06*54.

Road security Page 4 of 10 .4.2.Logistics Cluster 3. Road characteristics 3.3. Road Colombo to Trincomalee Stretch 1: From Colombo to Trincomalee Distance from origin at start of stretch – km 0 Distance from origin at end of stretch – km 0 Route time on this stretch (4X4) – Hours 8 Town or city (closest) Colombo Class of road O Highway ● Primary O Secondary O Track O Trail Other: Surface ● Asphalt O Concrete O Gravel O Dirt O Sand Possible weather conditions ● Mud ● Flooded O Snow/Ice O Other: Passable by Nature of change to next stretch ● Car O Getting Worse ● 4X4 ● Truck O Trailer O Improving O Restriction (please specify): 3.

Road characteristics R Page 5 of 10 .2. Description Location Details Town or city (closest) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Total Route (distance in km) Origin Destination Colombo Batticaloa 06*54.1.57 303 KM 4. Road from Colombo to Batticaloa 4.52 81*41.57 79*51.49 07*42.Logistics Cluster 4.

Road security 5.1.4.Logistics Cluster 4. Road Colombo to Batticoloa Stretch 1: From Colombo to Batticaloa Distance from origin at start of stretch – km Distance from origin at end of stretch – km _ Route time on this stretch (4X4) – Hours _9 Town or city (closest) Colombo _ Class of road O Highway ● Primary O Secondary O Track O Trail Other: Surface ● Asphalt O Concrete O Gravel O Dirt O Sand Possible weather conditions ● Mud ● Flooded O Snow/Ice O Other: Passable by ● Car ● 4X4 ● Truck O Trailer Nature of change to next stretch O Getting Worse O Improving O Restriction (please specify): 4. Description Location Details Town or city (closest) Origin Destination Colombo Vavuniya Page 6 of 10 .3. Road from Colombo to Vavuniya 5.

2.2.49 08*45. Road characteristics 5.93 79*51.26 254 KM 5.Logistics Cluster Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Total Route (distance in km) 06*54. Road Colombo to Vavuniya Stretch 1: From Colombo to Vavuniya Distance from origin at start of stretch – km Distance from origin at end of stretch – km Route time on this stretch (4X4) – Hours 6 Town or city (closest) Colombo Class of road O Highway ● Primary O Secondary O Track O Trail Other: Surface ● Asphalt O Concrete O Gravel O Dirt O Sand Possible weather conditions ● Mud O Flooded O Snow/Ice O Other: Page 7 of 10 .52 80*29.

26 80*01. Description Location Details Town or city (closest) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees) Total Route (distance in km) Origin Destination Vavuniya Jaffna 08*45.4. Road security 6.Logistics Cluster Passable by Nature of change to next stretch ● Car O Getting Worse ● 4X4 ● Truck O Trailer O Improving O Restriction (please specify): 5.56 142 KM 5. Road from Vavuniya to Jaffna 6.93 09*39.63 80*29.1.4 Road Characteristics Page 8 of 10 .

5 1 2 2.Batticaloa Colombo Trincomalee Colombo . Traveling time in Sri Lanka (in general) Distance between towns in Km & Hours Km.3.5 Town or city (closest) Colombo Class of road O Highway ● Primary O Secondary O Track O Trail Other: Surface ● Asphalt ● Concrete O Gravel O Dirt O Sand Possible weather conditions ● Mud O Flooded O Snow/Ice O Other: Passable by Nature of change to next stretch ● Car O Getting Worse ● 4X4 ● Truck O Trailer O Improving ● Restriction: 2 Checkpoints 6.5 7 4.Ampara Colombo .5 8 3.5 4.5 7 9 9 10.Puttalam Galle .4. Road security 7. Road Vavuniya to Jaffna Stretch 1: From Vavuniya to Jaffna Distance from origin at start of stretch – km Distance from origin at end of stretch – km Route time on this stretch (4X4) – Hours 3.5 257 8 10 254 142 45 77 70 206 138 6 2.Galle Colombo . Colombo .Logistics Cluster 6.5 Page 9 of 10 .Vavuniya Colombo .Matara Matara -Hambantota Ampara -Batticaloa Ampara -Trincomalee Batticaloa - 116 350 303 Time in hours 4X4 Truck 3.5 1 2 2 5 3.

5 1.5 2.5 1.Killinochchi Killinochchi -Mullatiwu Killinochchi -Jaffna 97 3 4.Logistics Cluster Trincomalee Trincomalee Vavuniya Vavuniya .5 2 Page 10 of 10 .5 80 55 62 2 1.

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