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Lankagama - Neluwa Road constructed without harming ecosystem

The Lankagama - Neluwa Road has been constructed in an environmentally friendly manner.
The Lankagama - Neluwa Road has been constructed in an environmentally friendly manner.

The road from Lankagama to Neluwa adjacent to the Sinharaja World Heritage Site has been constructed without harming the ecosystem.

"98% of the work has been completed and will be vested with the public soon. Gratitude to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for giving the strength to complete the project," said Chief Government Whip and Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando.

The Opposition and other political parties spoke against the construction of the road from Lankagama to Neluwa since the day the constructions commenced. None of them said anything positive when this road was being built. Didn't come to witness the progress. As the Minister in charge of Highways, I have said on several occasions in Parliament and outside as well that I would provide a vehicle and all other facilities to visit Lankagama and see how this road is being constructed. However, what the Opposition did was join with the JVP and various people and launched protests in Colombo against the construction of this road. They said that the Sinharaja would be destroyed and trees are being cut down. Did any harm befall?

They told the entire world that the Rajapaksas were cutting down trees in the Sinharaja Forest on a large scale to build this road. We did not cut down any trees to build this road. The construction work of this road was carried out by the Engineering Corps of the Sri Lanka Army under the direct supervision of the Road Development Authority.

Highways Minister Johnston Fernando made these remarks in response to a question raised by a journalist regarding the construction progress on the Lankagama - Neluwa Road.

 


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