Central Expressway approval: President says nay, PM says yes – Who did the Minister follow?

Central Expressway approval: President says nay, PM says yes – Who did the Minister follow?

Central Expressway approval: President says nay, PM says yes – Who did the Minister follow?

Written by Lahiru Fernando

20 Sep, 2017 | 10:23 pm

The Minister of Highways Lakshman Kiriella convened a media briefing at the parliamentary complex on Wednesday September 20, to comment on the Central Expressway.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the cabinet, chaired by President Maithripala Sirsena, and the Economic Sub-Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has approved this.

He says that even the Mahanayake theros ask him “when will the expressway be completed ..”?

But what the President actually said, was, that the “proposed process on the matter was in violation of the government’s procurement process.”

Speaking at a media briefing recently, President said the following:

“… Bring the RDA and the Ministry officials together, invite the media and have a televised debate or an open debate to make this clear. Those who have issues will raise them.If there is an issue it will be resolved. this is transparency …”

This is what followed:

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