The Mirigama-Kurunegala section of the Central Expressway will be opened this month, Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said today.
He told Parliament that the Central Expressway from Colombo to Kandy will be completely opened during the next two years.
The minister said this while responding to a question raised by Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella whether the Mirigama-Kurunegala section of the Central Expressway would be opened soon as the vehicular movement on the Kandy-Colombo Road has been disrupted at the Pahala Kadugannawa area.
“I inquired from the engineers and they said the Mirigama-Kurunegala section is ready to be opened now. This is the time to do it,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)