President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would provide opportunities for the people to travel between Colombo and Polonnaruwa within 90 minutes in two more years and assured the provisions would be made to begin work immediately.
“It took seven hours to travel from Medamulana to Colombo in the past but now it takes only four hours to complete the journey. I will assure that the people in Polonnaruwa will be able to travel to Colombo in one and a half hours in two years,” he told the ceremony held to declare open several projects in the Polonnaruwa Royal College yesterday.
He said at present almost all the roads in Polonnaruwa had been carpeted and funds had been allocated to carpet 250 more roads. “Several people voiced concern against road carpeting projects we were carrying out at the beginning but we won’t stop doing what’s needed to be done,” he said.(DS)