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The extension of the Marine Drive up-to Hill Street Dehiwala will be completed within 70 days, minister of Highways Johnston Fernando said yesterday.

Minister Fernando said this after a tour he undertook to inspect the work on the Marine Drive.

He said this stretch will be of four lanes. “we will be spending a sum of Rs 228 million for the proposed new bridge along the road.the aim of our government is to ensure that the road will be of good quality and complete it as soon as possible, ”the Minister said. “This will help ease the traffic between Ramakrishna Road and the Dehiwala Bridge, ”he added.

Responding to a question raised by the journalists on the holding of provincial council elections, the Minister said the policy of the government is to hold elections on time. “however we will listen to the advice of Maha Sangha in this regard.we respect and listen to the monks as our government gives foremost place for Buddhism, ”he said.

Also he said the policy of the government was to follow the advice of health authorities when it came to cremating those who succumbed to COVID-19. (YOHAN PERERA)

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  • Shehan Wednesday, 30 December 2020 08:02 AM

    All sounds great. Will it happen as stated Mr.Jonhston?.

    Banda Wednesday, 30 December 2020 08:38 AM

    Extending Covid20??

    BigEars Wednesday, 30 December 2020 08:43 AM

    No money to pay for COVID-19 vaccine but has money to pay for roads and culverts. The repetition of the rip offs 6 years ago. I am waiting for the next elections.

    Observer Wednesday, 30 December 2020 09:10 AM

    Why praising the Buddhist Monks ? He is a Christian, so he has to say so from time to time in order to hold on to his job in a Buddhist country.

    FF Wednesday, 30 December 2020 09:31 AM

    JOHNNY BOY KEEN IN MAKING FAST MONEY. TRAFFIC CONGESTION DUE TO BUSES. ANY PLANS FOR BUSES

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 30 December 2020 09:41 AM

    Talk after the blooming thing happens.

    Era Wednesday, 30 December 2020 09:58 AM

    It is already connected to the border of Dehiwala. Hope it will not be an eye wash 100m.

    Jude Wednesday, 30 December 2020 11:12 AM

    Johnston good if you can "talk the talk, walk the walk" much appreciated !! Yeah!


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