Welcome to CLR


Making history as a revolution of the transportation system of Sri Lanka, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has officially announced to introduce a Light Rail Transit (LRT) System under the financial assistance by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Sri Lanka, which currently stands in middle-income category 2, is focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives for the transition to an upper middle income country. One of the key initiatives with respect to this is the proposed Western Region Megapolis Master Plan. Incorporating the said Megapolis structure plan, the Western Region Megapolis Transport Master Plan was then developed encompassing all aspects of transportation to provide a framework for urban transport development in Western Region up to 2035. One of the proposed key initiatives of the Transport Master Plan is the introduction of a Light Rail Transit system.

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(JICA) implements a variety of projects in developing countries to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Why Choose CLR

The benefits in introducing LRT are massive considering the infrastructure, social and economic development of the country. Short term and long-term benefits can be visibly manifested not only in transforming urban public transport mobility, its implication in shaping new urban life but more so in reducing traffic congestion and decreasing travel time, thus increasing productivity.

Travel Time

The predicted primary benefit of the project is travel time saving

Reduction of Emission

The major environmental benefit expected from the project is the reduction of emissions due to the reduction of motor vehical usage as a result of the modal shift from presonal motor vehicles to LRT.

Reduction in Traffic

Reduction in traffic congestion and vehicular accidents are visibly one of the major benefits of the project. Savings in traffic accidents is estimated to be valued at 12.9 LKR Billion over 30 years.

Access to all

The project's principal design concept is centered on providing access to physically challenged presons, comfort to pregnant women, elderly and children with special needs whilst making the journey safe and fast.

Our Progress


Feasibility Study


Selection of Consultant


Land Acquisition


S & E Consideration


Detailed Design


Utility Diversion




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