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Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the government received ‘unsolicited proposals’ from some Chinese and European companies to manage three of out expressways but this matter was still to be considered by the Cabinet.

He said this in the wake of allegations by some opposition parties that the government was planning to lease the expressways to a Chinese company.

“We have not decided on anything yet. In case we do, we will advertise the project calling for more proposals,” the minister said adding that there were institutions which were known to manage international highways and expressways.

“Even in the United States, roads are managed by various institutuions. They maintain roads, pay salaries, etc,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 6

  • ANTON Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:09 AM


    nick Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:12 AM

    too bad ur commissions is lost via DM Android App

    Sugath Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:56 AM

    Another good topic for the Joint Opposition. " Government is selling roads built by us". Mr. Minister, I still think these highways should be managed and maintain by us Sri Lankan's.

    Gihan Silva - Phd Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:20 PM

    Probably waiting for Chami to negotiate the commission for the family! Our country has gone to the dogs! Root cause was people like Premadasa who commenced this new rich society in the country...

    ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:22 PM

    privertising is the totak solution to stop corruotionincrease government incomestop billions of lossess to government and increase high quality servuce. via DM Android App

    SW Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:38 PM

    What else to lease - politicians families?

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