The Tangalla Medaketiya Road has been named after Deshamanya N.U. Jayawardena.
The event took place under the patronage of President Rajapaksa who was engaged in a tour of Tangalla. N.U. Jayawardena was the first Sri Lankan to serve as the Governor the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The road has been named after him in remembrance of his services. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa were present.