Construction of three highways by January: Minister
Aug 30, 2016 – Construction work on three highways would be commenced by January 2017 by connecting the whole island, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said. Issuing a statement today, Minister Kiriella said Colombo-Kandy (Stage II), Colombo-Ratnapura and Kurunegala-Dambulla-Trincomalee – Jaffna Highways would be constructed under this scheme. “Investors have approached us and have accepted to develop the provinces one by one. China has stepped forward to develop Hambantota while Singapore has expressed their interest to develop Trincomalee. Kandy will be developed by Japan,” he said.