Protests over construction of Colombo-Kandy Highway’s Mirigama section

Protests over construction of Colombo-Kandy Highway’s Mirigama section

Protests over construction of Colombo-Kandy Highway’s Mirigama section

Written by Staff Writer

20 Dec, 2016 | 10:06 pm

Amid protests, authorities were forced to postpone the construction of the the Mirigama section of the Colombo-Kandy highway.

Residents of Ganegoda, Pallewela and Ambalanwatta gathered at Mirigama to block work on the proposed Colombo-Kandy highway and accused authorities of not paying compensation for land acquired for the highway.

Chairman of the Road Development Authority Nihal Sooriyarachchi said this is sabotage and that they will commence the construction work on a future date.However, they stopped work for today.

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