Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa declared opened the Thallady-Arippu Bridge that crosses the Malwathu Oya on 16th October 2011.
Width of the bridge is 7.35 meter and length is 258 meters. The Arippu Bridge is the shortest land route to Mannar from Puttalam. The bridge was constructed under the UK Steel Bridge project at a cost of Rs. 540 Million.
It gives a vast relief to the people of the area to manage their day to day activities without any difficulty and it facilitates the resettlement and development programmes in Musalli Divisional Secretariat division.
This bridge also makes life easy to nearby villagers. Transport cost will be much reduced.
Minister of Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri and Government officials also participated at this occasion.