Rajagiriya flyover to be opened on Jan. 9

21 December 2017 02:09 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Rajagiriya flyover will be opened on January 9, Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe said today after inspecting the construction work being carried out on the flyover.

He said the construction of the flyover was completed a year ahead of the scheduled date because of the proper planning by the government.

“The Government is planning to construct a highway from the Kelani Bridge to Fort. This highway will be connected to Rajagiriya from the HSBC junction. There will be several new highways in the future as they are needed,” he said.

“We will do up the road network according to a plan. We have allocated funds to construct a network of highways from Kandy to Hambantota. Also, we will focus on easing traffic congestion in Colombo and the Kandy Town.

“In addition, several Light Train projects will also be implemented. We are doing all this as we are aware of the negative economic and social impact caused by the traffic congestion.

“Traffic congestion is becoming a major issue in this country. Short term, medium and long-term solutions are needed to resolve this issue. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ANTON Thursday, 21 December 2017 02:27 PM


    Banda Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:16 PM

    It does not matter who started it as long as it is of use to the public.

    Hemantha Thursday, 21 December 2017 04:42 PM

    Anton, this was started by the present government. Everyone knows it except people like you who think MR is a god.

    Bala Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:05 PM

    Absurd to say MR started this. But some mothers do have them.

    J P Rajan Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:14 PM

    pls Antonunlike chinese government funded this was funded by the spanish government and during the tenure of the present government!!

    BUSHEL Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:43 PM


    janja Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:50 PM

    Does it really matter WHO did it?? what matters is its your and my tax money - not MRs or any other idiots mothers money

    SN Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:49 PM

    Mahinda copied some from Regain in SL book.. Now the same happens

    Mahila Friday, 22 December 2017 07:23 AM

    Harsha de Silva in late 2015

    Rohitha Thursday, 21 December 2017 02:35 PM

    Best new year gift !!

    Fever Thursday, 21 December 2017 02:39 PM

    ELECTION fever and completion soon.

    sam234 Thursday, 21 December 2017 02:40 PM

    Colombo - Kandy Expressway is too under very good management.

    MaheshJayaa Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:30 PM

    I think no planning at all. if you planned properly , it should be completed on time according to the plan.

    Wish Thursday, 21 December 2017 04:48 PM

    Thank you pm for making a visit to the site at 9AM. Had to wait 1 hour in traffic in Rajagiriya today.

    BUSHEL Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:48 PM


    Mr Facts Thursday, 21 December 2017 04:53 PM

    This was initiated and Spanish funds were negotiated during MR government. When the present government came to power, the construction start date was stopped and again stared after 1 year. Truth should prevail no matter who gets the credit.

    ns.nw Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:45 PM

    This is false. Prove that the funds and flyover plan were negotiated during MRs regime? I’ve not been able to find any evidence, announcement or similar to back your statement. Hearsay isn’t evidence.

    upali Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:02 PM

    How much commission pocketed by whom ?

    Sara Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:02 PM

    Who initiated southern highway. It was Unp government in 2003.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:02 PM

    Is this a priority, just bcos ministers homes and the parliament is located here. What about Galle Road until Morotuwa.... how about high level road.... these are the priorities for the people.

    SN Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:52 PM

    Linking Rajagiriya to fort is a must for MPs

    Dr Know Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:48 PM

    yah ,... we also know how MR robed all people by using Highways as a means.

    IVJ Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:34 PM

    If the Government planned it "properly", how come they completed a year earlier? Bad estimate......therefore bad planning?

    Summa Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:17 PM

    Why 9th ? Should've been Jan-8th

    crylon Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:59 PM

    why do by government.give these works to private.govetnment mean corruption.government do education.justice.defence.social service. via DM Android App

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