President Rajapaksa has given instructions to the officials concerned to expedite the construction of the Southern Express Highway. He emphasized that the Expressway should be ready by August.
The relevant instructions were issued by the President at a special discussion at Temple Trees. The talks were held in relation to the opening of the Southern Express Highway. The meeting took cognizance of the related access levy, management, maintenance and insurance. The President gave instructions to Minister Wimal Weerawansa to expedite and complete work on buildings on either side of the Highway. Deputy Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawadena and Nirmala Kotalawala and Ministry Secretaries attended this meeting.