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Central Expressway Mirigama-Kurunegala Section: Did present government take credit for predecessor’s work?

Although the present government proudly opened the Mirigama-Kurunegala terminal of the Central Expressway yesterday (15), most of its construction work was undertaken by the Good Governance government, reminded Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Lakshman Kiriella.

Speaking to the media, the Chief Opposition Whip noted that most of the construction work of the Mirigama-Kurunegala Section of the Central Expressway had already been completed by the time a ’52-day coup’ was formed in 2018.

Reminding that even the initial surveying part of the construction of the Mirigama-Kurunegala terminal had not been carried out when the Good Governance Regime came to power in 2015, Kiriella added that its construction commenced in October, 2016 and was handed over to 16 local contractors. No foreign debt was ever obtained to complete the Section and only the funds obtained from the General Treasury were allocated for the purpose, the SJB MP noted.

37 kilometres out of 41 kilometres of the Central Expressway terminal were completed during the period of the Good Governance Regime and the present government had to complete only the remaining 04 kilometres, with which it demonstrated a non-existent pride at the opening event, Kiriella said.

Needless to explain that the present government consumed two solid years to complete only 04 kilometres, he mocked.


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