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Plans afoot to turn Kurunegela into tourism zone: Johnston

Highway Minister Johnston Fernando said at his residence yesterday that plans are afoot to upgrade the Kurunegala market to a strong economic centre. He added that with it, Kurunegala would be converted into a tourism zone.

He said that Kurunegala would no doubt be a tourist attraction in the future as many investors are eyeing it. The minister said that 20 rural roads in the district are to be carpeted soon.

Moreover, the construction work of the second phase of the Central Expressway Project from Minuwangoda to Kurunegala was commenced last December under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he added.

Minister Fernando said that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would always work towards providing assistance for the underprivileged.