A large number of people have arrived in Upper Kotmale to view the tunnel. Our representative says that more than 50 thousand people have arrived in Talawakele area this morning.
It is the longest tunnel to have been built in connection with a hydropower project in the country. The people have been provided the opportunity to view the tunnel for the second time from the 17th up to tomorrow. A special security programme is in place. Health facilities have been provided by Government as well as Non-governmental organizations. Passes are being issued to avoid congestion. Many school children are expected from North and East today to view the tunnel.