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Staggering Rs.150 bn for Central expressway: Dullas

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The UPFA today claimed that the UNP, which alleged the then UPFA government of spending excessive amount of funds for expressway constructions, had estimated to spend a staggering amount of Rs. 150 billion for the construction of the Kadawatha-Meerigama segment of the Central Expressway.

UPFA Matara District candidate Dullas Alahapperuma said the UNP led government had also reduced the number of lanes of the central expressway, previously named as the northern expressway, leading to Jaffna via Kandy from Colombo.

He said the frequent allegations of the UNP were that the UPFA government had obtained loans from China for higher rates, the expressway projects were unsolicited, funds allocated for projects were staggering and the Rajapaksa family was benefitting from these projects.

“Today, the same UNP had obtained funds from the Exim Bank of China to the project and estimated Rs. 150 billion to complete the Kadawatha-Meerigama segment after reducing the number of lanes to four from six.  This is a day-light robbery only second to the Central Bank Bond sale issue. The UNP charged that it seemed we were using gold to construct expressways and it seems today they are using gold and platinum in constructing expressways,” Mr. Alahapperuma said. (LSP)
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  • DJ Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:07 PM

    Tell the whole story instead of bits and pieces, mention the interest of the loan, then people can judge. Maybe they need to buy gold cause your leader took them all

    Martin Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:14 PM

    Haha. Turning things upside down hey? Like blaming Obama for the mess that President Bush made in Iraq and Afghanistan. Clever guys ... but very deceiptful

    ziyard Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:31 PM

    poda tom pachaya.....

    Sikuru Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:38 PM

    Lying will not help you guys now, You guys lied about Litro gas ,gave a fake COPE report and now this!

    Sikuru Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:38 PM

    The UPFA should explain why the costs for previous expressways jumped in the middle of the projects?

    das Thursday, 30 July 2015 07:50 PM

    If MR comes back this money will end up in his account.

    Mailmen Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:58 PM

    Robbers calling robbers foul. via DM Android App

    Philip Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:41 AM

    The country will be bankrupth like Greece but the cronies will be rich.

    Muththa Friday, 31 July 2015 08:15 AM

    Kettle calling the pot black ! Ha ha ha !


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