Kohuwala flyover: Danasiri slams high-ranking Govt leaders after snub

January 13, 2022 at 12:42 PM

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Dehiwala- Mount Lavinia Organizer and former Mayor Danasiri Amaratunga has slammed Government leaders after local area representatives were snubbed from the inauguration ceremony of the Kohuwala flyover project.

He said the Local Government authorities, Councillors, and especially he who is the party’s organizer for the area, had not been informed of the inauguration of the construction work for the project which was held yesterday.

Danasiri Amaratunga further said it was regrettable to see high-ranking officials of the Government forgetting the lower level party members who worked hard to ensure the Government was elected to power.

The foundation stone for the construction of the new flyover at the Kohuwala junction in Colombo was laid by Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando and the Hungarian Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó yesterday.

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry said the flyover at the Kohuwala junction will be constructed with financial aid from the Hungarian Government at a cost of Rs. 2,648 million.

The overhead bridge would be 217.30 meters in length and 9.4 meters in width overarching a four-lane road connecting Nugegoda and Kalubowila controlled by traffic signals, while the project is expected to be completed in 22 months. (NewsWire)