President Rajapaksa has instructed officials to minimize damages caused to the environment in road modernization.
The President gave these instructions to these officials during a meeting to review the progress of the Ministry of Ports and Highways. The meeting was held at Temple Trees. The meeting broached the progress achieved by the Ministry so far and the Projects that are due to completed in the near future. It took cognizance of particularly the Southern Expressway which is due for opening soon.
The President underscored the need to appraise the public before the opening of the Highway. Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Deputy Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Nirmala Kotalawala were among those present at this meeting.