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Construction of three highways by January: Minister

2016-08-30 19:41:30
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Construction work on three highways would be commenced by January 2017 by connecting the whole island, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said.

Issuing a statement today, Minister Kiriella said Colombo-Kandy (Stage II), Colombo-Ratnapura and Kurunegala-Dambulla-Trincomalee - Jaffna Highways would be constructed under this scheme.

“Investors have approached us and have accepted to develop the provinces one by one. China has stepped forward to develop Hambantota while Singapore has expressed their interest to develop Trincomalee. Kandy will be developed by Japan,” he said.


  Comments - 17

  • Lanka Banana Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:01

    Many more consultant and advisory jobs will create with these new projects.

    Reply : 11       80

    Roshan Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:12

    WOW THATS NEWS OF THE YEAR..... Really appreciated.

    Reply : 10       62

    Raul Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:36

    country is $58 billion in debt, 95.4 cent of every rupee of government revenue goes to pay the debt, who will pay for these new highways???

    Reply : 33       39

    BandulaV Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:44

    So what do you suggest?

    Reply : 0       3

    Gamarala Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:56

    Planned and designed by MR - construction??? by Kiriella

    Reply : 73       52

    J R Rajasinghe Tuesday, 30 August 2016 22:02

    All talk no action. we will believe only when construction starts.

    Reply : 12       86

    kumaran Tuesday, 30 August 2016 22:33

    So what is little old Sri Lanka going to develop?! Apart from corruption, I mean.

    Reply : 4       42

    Dias Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:08

    Like the VW plant via DM Android App

    Reply : 16       31

    namal Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:38

    Election near via DM Android App

    Reply : 8       32

    sira Wednesday, 31 August 2016 07:27

    talk only useless via DM Android App

    Reply : 7       40

    r86 Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:53

    nothing new by this government . . via DM Android App

    Reply : 15       32

    Not very bullible Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:09

    Oh good, since it's still August he can have a nice 4 month vacation until January where he can then extend the deadline further by using whatever excuse that is fed to him.

    Reply : 1       9

    surain20 Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:34

    Please appreciate the good initiatives....do not comment for the sake of comment. Good road link will play a major part in any development.

    Reply : 8       10

    Sena Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:52

    Project Manager: BR

    Reply : 1       0

    Siripala Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:49

    Who will get the contract ? Australian firm with a branch in Sri Lanka ?

    Reply : 1       5

    Lokuaiya Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:13

    At the end this country wont be Sri Lanka all the major Cities will be owned by other developed countries... MR did it the right way this is crazy via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       0

    Lokubanda Tillakaratne Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:40

    Sadly, the Highway construction is skirting Anuradhapura.It should have been Kurnunegala -Anuradhapura and not Kurunegala - Dambulla. What's our infatuation with Dambulla?

    Reply : 0       0

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