SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

November 1, 2012 0

KANDY/JAFFNA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) – The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road – which connects the city of Kandy, in the central hills of the island, with Jaffna, a city on the Northern Peninsula – runs through locations like Omanthai, Kilinochchi, Paranthan, Elephant Pass and Chavakachcheri, where fierce battles took place during the country’s long civil war. >

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SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

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