The development of rural roads is being accelerated in parallel to the development of the highways.
A number of road development programmes were initiated under the patronage of Deputy Minister Rohana Dissanayake in Matale. The development work is being carried out through the Samurdhi programme, with the participation of the rural people. The Deputy Minster also participated in the work. He pointed out that all development work of rural roads in Matale will be completed before the end of next year.