The Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando has stated that the Former JVP Parliamentarian Wasantha Samarasinghe’s statement that the US $ 820 million was embezzled during the awarding of the tender for the construction of the Rambukkana section of the Central Expressway is completely untrue and that the company called MCC has not participated for the relevant tender either.
“Representing the Voice Against Corruption Former Member of Parliament Wasantha Samarasinghe has made some allegations that corruption has taken place. Procurement is still in progress. No tender has been issued yet. He said about a company called MCC. The company that built the Katunayake Expressway called MCC has never submitted a tender. That company had contracted 6 lanes for Rs. 66 billion on the roundabout, they reduced 2 of those 6 lanes and built 4 lanes for Rs. 66 billion.”
Minister Johnston Fernando stated this addressing a media briefing held yesterday (21).