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11 April 2016 12:40 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the building complex that has housed the historic Bogambara Prison for centuries, until last year, would be converted into a luxury hotel.

Explaining the future plans to develop the historic City of Kandy, he stated that several underground tunnels would be constructed in and around Kandy to ease the traffic congestion that has become a nightmare for the motorists during the past few years.

One tunnel would be constructed from Ampitiya to Thennekumbura, while another would be built between Bogambara and Getambe in Peradeniya. A third tunnel was to be extended from Ampitiya to Kandy, the Minister revealed. (Nadeeka Daya Bandara and J.A.L. Jayasinghe)


Video by Nadeeka Dayabandara

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  • Sri Lankan Monday, 11 April 2016 01:11 PM

    At whose expense These are massive developments the country cannot afford. First build the country economically rich. The country must have a very high foreign income. via DM Android App

    BM Monday, 11 April 2016 01:22 PM

    Till make tunnels we have to experience same for years via DM Android App

    gamarala Monday, 11 April 2016 01:47 PM

    dreams talking. no penny. country is in crisis. most of the people does not understand gravity of the issue. no business is healthy in present economic situation

    asela Monday, 11 April 2016 02:06 PM

    good. but pls do not destroy the nature which Kandy has. we want to see more trees than more buildings. via DM Android App

    Leo Monday, 11 April 2016 02:12 PM

    Minister building castles in the sky. via DM Android App

    Leo Monday, 11 April 2016 02:15 PM

    So the Bogambara prison is going to be converted into a prison for VIPs via DM Android App

    kandyan Monday, 11 April 2016 03:37 PM

    Enough of talks, Time lines please...

    DKS Monday, 11 April 2016 06:58 PM

    If this was initiated by previous government, kiriella would have said they are doing this so Basil can take 10% commission and the hotel is under Namal's management.

    nuke Monday, 11 April 2016 07:43 PM

    another story... will never happen, maybe in 50 years time.. i dont think i will be living then. good luck

    Chux Monday, 11 April 2016 08:01 PM

    Pls note to all we need an efficient cabinet and a good minister

    Lal Monday, 11 April 2016 08:44 PM

    Tunnels? In Kandy? I think he's gone nuts!

    dk Tuesday, 12 April 2016 04:47 AM

    this guy cant arrange a root in a brothel, haha expecting him to do something useful old fart

    gihan Monday, 18 April 2016 11:04 AM

    Development should be starting with good shed and other public places.. not from new constructions ...

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