Large numbers are reported to be visiting the Kotmale tunnel. The public are requested to refrain from visiting the area in the next few hours.
The President inaugurated the tunnel of the Upper Kotmale hydropower project on Thursday. There is a surge of people eager to visit the Kotmale Project with the opening of the tunnel for public viewing. Over 20,000 people had visited the Upper Kotmale tunnel by yesterday. Our representatives say that long queues were witnessed in the Talawakele town and the surrounding area. The Power Ministry said that therefore the public will be unable to access the location due to the massive congestion. Arrangements have been made to allow the public to view the tunnel from the 17th to the 21st of this month. The Ministry of Power and Energy has requested the public to seize the opportunity of viewing the tunnel.