The Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando has stated that a program has already been launched to develop the entire country by opening it in a few weeks. He stated that as the country was built without corruption, there is money to carry out development today.
The Minister also stated that the problems without dollars and the increase in commodity prices are temporary problems in the country.
If President Mahinda Rajapaksa had not been defeated then, the people of this country would still be using this expressway today. A journalist asked me, do you have money? I said there is money, what if there is no money? How can Samurdhi be paid to XNUMX lakhs? How to build roads, how to develop ports, this country is moving forward. As President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said, we have money today because this country was built without that corruption.
These are the problems of not having dollars to continue developing in this country. The problems of rising prices, the problems of sugar, the problems of rice. All these are temporary problems. We sincerely remind you that we have finished touching ”
He was speaking at the inauguration of the first prefabricated concrete bridge at the entrance to the Colombo Port, which is being jointly funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka.