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Lot's of improvements to the carpool service.

It's been exactly four weeks since we announced our carpool service. That was on the first of March. We haven't sat back and idled all this while! Nopes we have been continously making small changes to the code that powers to site to fix a few minor issues and make other improvements. Two is ...

March 29, 2015, 5:15 a.m.   carpool

Roads closed in Sri Lanka on the 24th of March

The interactive map below shows the roads that will be closed on the 13th of march in view of the visit by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to Colombo. The schedule states that the first closure will be the Katunayake Expressway at 5:30 am. However as we found out during CHOGM and&nbsp ...

March 23, 2015, 3:15 a.m.   road closed , e3 , qatar , colombo

The year winds down, the traffic does not

As the year drew to a close there was a small lull in traffic. That was in stark contrast to the rest of December which was one of the busiest months on the streets thanks to the presidential election. So it's only natural that traffic reports also took on a distinct political flavour. One of the biggest events on the political calendar was nomination day. It was a red letter day for road users with the heart of Rajagiriya cordoned off. ...

March 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m.   election , december , summary

Roads in Colombo that will be closed on the 14th of March

Friday the 13th turned out to be not as bad as expected. Thanks to the fact that the schedule was largely adherred to, people were well informed in advance and there were plenty of helpfull people sending traffic reports the whole day. It remains to be seen what's in store for Saturday. The map below shows the roads scheduled to be closed on the 14th in view of the visit to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ...

March 13, 2015, 8:20 a.m.   Galle Face , traffic , Prime Minister , Modi

Road closures on the 13th of March.

According to the schedule, the first closure will be the Katunayake Expressway at 5:30 am. But as we found out during CHOGM and papal visit, these road closures never actually follow the schedule. During the CHOGM roads that weren't even in the traffic plan were closed off. Seemingly at random. So the only sure way to find out if a road is closed (or not) is with our crowd sourced traffic alert system. ...

March 12, 2015, 1:36 a.m.   colombo , prime minister , expressway , closed , sri lanka

New words enter the Sinhala vocabulary.

March 9, 2015, midnight   carpool , rideshare , contest , sri lanka

හෙළ බසට අලුත් වචන දෙකක්

March 8, 2015, 10:31 p.m.   රියමුතුව , සහසැරිය , හෙළ බස

Double the big match fun.

March 5, 2015, 6:30 a.m.   bigmatch , cricket , march

Help us find a Sinhala word for carpooling and win a prize.

March 4, 2015, 6:19 a.m.   contest , carpool , sinhala

Carpool සදහා සිංහල වචනක් සෙවීමේ තරගය

March 4, 2015, 2:04 a.m.   carpool , rideshare , sinhala , contest

Road.lk Carpool service launched

March 3, 2015, 11 a.m.   carpool , carshare , sri lanka

Android App version 1.30

Feb. 12, 2015, 6:44 a.m.   Android App

The old and the new.

Feb. 1, 2015, 1:30 a.m.   summary , flood , election , mahapola , chogm

The website get's a facelift.

Jan. 25, 2015, 11:12 p.m.   android app , traffic , website

Death traps and floods

Jan. 16, 2015, 4:27 a.m.   strike , protest , flood , summary

September 2014

Jan. 6, 2015, 4:40 a.m.   carpool , summary , traffic , expressway , chart , elephants

Decongesting the roads in 2015

Jan. 1, 2015, 1:42 a.m.   new year , carpool

Elephants and Traffic

Dec. 27, 2014, 7:52 p.m.   treefall , elephants , pinnawala , colombo , kurunegala , traffic , chart , summary

Share a ride to TweetupSL 5

Dec. 17, 2014, 11:52 p.m.   tweetup , sri lanka , rideshare , carpool

Traffic Summary report for July 2014

Sept. 29, 2014, 12:48 a.m.   construction , e3 , strike , summary , statistics

Traffic summary for June

Aug. 30, 2014, 1:11 a.m.   flood , june , traffic , summary

Contest winners

Aug. 3, 2014, 8:15 p.m.   leaderboard , contest , winners

Mayday Mayday

July 24, 2014, 11:50 p.m.   derailed , mayday , wesak , traffic , summary

A New Competition.

July 1, 2014, 3:56 a.m.   contest , leaderboard , badges

Eleven hours to Nuwara Eliya

The Sri Lankan new year in April is a time when people desert Colombo in droves and head to their home town. Since a large part of Colombo's population have their root elsewhere that means the city is practically deserted. Even the Colombo born and bred decide to abandon the city in favour of th ...

June 8, 2014, 11:26 p.m.   new year , summary

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