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Rajagiriya flyover, Moragahakanda -- Rajapaksa must be day dreaming: Thalatha

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Foreign Employment and Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale yesterday rejected claims made by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa that the Rajagiriya flyover and the Moragahakanda Multi-Purpose Development Project (MMDP) were planned by his government.

She told a gathering at Ratnapura that Mr. Rajapaksa had also made similar claims during the construction of the Mahaweli Development Project.

“Mr. Rajapaksa must be day dreaming,” the minister said.

She said it was uncertain whether Mr. Rajapaksa was aware of the construction of the Rajagiriya flyover but might have been planning how to earn his portion of the commission from the projects which had been carried out under his government.

“Several people are asking us about the work we have done for past two years. The country has been destroyed by these people during the past ten years,” the minister said and added that some political parties were attempting to label Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a thief and said she was prepared to give up her portfolio if any such allegation was proved in the court of law. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • max Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:08 AM

    Aiyo ms minister, don't drag yourself to that much low level.

    max Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:17 AM

    Aiyo ms minister, don't drag yourself to that much low level.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:18 AM

    Why not take legal action against this looter and his criminal clan?

    Aruna Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:45 AM

    Irrespective of what political views people may have, everybody can guess whose concepts and who allocated funds for these are, just glancing at how these three years passed away.

    daham Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:35 PM

    Definitely you will lose not only your portfolio but also your future political carrier too.

    Dickie bird Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:56 PM

    Thalatha..... you are correct.Rajagiriya flyover was your government plan to make it short by 150 meters.Now the Buthgama traffic gets into the flyover and block the whole road networks.

    Sunil Saturday, 13 January 2018 01:08 PM

    The work on this fly-over was started just a few months after this government came to power. So, definitely the entire project was planned and the funds arranged by the previous government.Had the previous government been in power the project would have been competed months ago. As for the commission, your bank robbers have robbed many billions of rupees and still no action has been taken against them.

    sinhabahu Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:01 AM

    It is you who woke up from a sleep.As your pal Ravi.k. Mama danne neha ' Mata mathaka nehe !

    Manju Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:53 PM

    One notable scheme that was initiated, planned and executed to near perfection and on schedule by this regime was of course the first bond scam. Encouraged by the support they received from the two leaders at the top, one year later, they did even better with the second.

    Deez Sunday, 14 January 2018 07:38 PM

    People were talking about the Rajagiriya flyover during the previous government. How can you say it was planned by yours?


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