No decision to hand over expressways to Private Sector: Kiriella
Responding to concerns raised by various entities, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the government has not taken any decision to handover the running of Expressways to private entities.
“There has been no decision or measures to hand over the running of Expressways to private entities” the Minister said in a statement.
The Minister said that there have been concerns raised by various parties who had alleged that the Ministry was to hand over the running of the Expressways from Kottawa to Godagama on the Southern expressway, and the line from Kottawa to Kadawatha on the Outer Circular Expressway. However, the Minister said that the government is in the process of exploring avenues to administer the Expresways in a more efficient manner.
“We are currently looking at using modern technology to ensure the Expressways which fall under the Road Development Authority are more productive and efficient. We are also looking at attracting Foreign Direct Investment in developing the existing Expressways and to invest in new Expressways we intend constructing,” he said.
(Source: Daily News – By Sandasen Marasinghe and Disna Mudalige)
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with a bankrupt economy as is that is dependent on handouts as declared by sirisena recently to issue free rice to consumers the rice the chinese has given about 2000 metric tonnes. anything given away for nothing destroys any incentive to strengthen whatever industry that exists and give no incentive to the right of self determination to be industrious.
even the very thought of getting foreigners to run a couple of hundred miles of expresway is laughable but then one cannot expect anything more from a clown like kiriella whose ancestors werenothing more than a feudlaist and their contribution to wherever he hails from is dismal. . but then what can be expected from his bosses who created this ministries makes no more sense and fitting for those who serve these minisyries
In addition to the Highways, Yahapalana should outsource Wellawatte to South India !
This person is Minister for Higher Education (SAITM?) and Highways.
He is focusing on Highways because I am ashamed to say, it brings more komis.
Go solve the SATM issue mate before you begin collecting the Komis on building and maintaining highways.