Govt decides to suspend another walking lane construction
Posted on September 6th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

The government has decided to immediately suspend the construction work of the proposed walkway near the Kantale Lake in Trincomalee.

It is reported that the monks, farmers, and political activists in the area have strongly opposed the walking lane project.

One of their main allegations was that the government was spending money on unnecessary projects at a time when the country was facing a pandemic and a serious economic abyss.

This is the second walking lane that was suspended due to public protests during the ongoing construction.

The walkway previously planned to be built along the Polonnaruwa Parakrama Samudraya had to be suspended due to strong opposition from local monks and farmers.

The protesters demanded that the money for the walking lane project be spent on the construction of a dam on the Divulgaswewa which broke down a few months ago.

Kantale Lake, the largest reservoir in the Trincomalee District of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, has a catchment area of ​​83 square miles and a capacity of 135 million cubic meters.

One Response to “Govt decides to suspend another walking lane construction”

  1. jay-ran Says:

    DEAR, HON PRESIDENT,
    FIRST I APOLOGISE FOR ADDRESSING A COMMENT ABOUT THE ‘PROPOSED NEW SIDE WALK CONSTRUCTION ,STOPPAGE’!!!
    THOSE WHO,PROTESTED THE PROJECT ARE NOT REALLY,SRI LANKA LOVING PEOPLE.THEY JUST NEED TO SHOW UP.IF THAT SIDE WALK IS DONE,THERE WILL BE MANY SRI LANKANS AS WELL AS THE FOREIGNERS WILL ENJOY WALKING ON THIS BEAUTIFUL LAKE SIDE ROAD FOR SIGHT SEEING.WHEN A REASONABLE FEE TOO IS ENFORCED OR NOT,AN ADDITIONAL INCOME WILL BE GENERATED TO SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT.AND ALSO,THE POOR PEOPLE WHO STARTS SELLING EATABLES ETC TOO WILL EARN A LIVING.THEREFORE,I MOST RESPECTFULLY,REQUEST YOU SIR,NOT TO STOP THIS GIANT WORK AND RECOMMENCE WORK AGAIN!!
    “MAY THE BLESSINGS OF THE NOBLE-TRIPLE-GEM,PROTECT SRI LANKA AND GREAT PRESIDENTS LIKE YOU,SIR”
    SIRI LANKAWATA SAHA,SIYALU,KARUNAWANTHA JANATHAWATA,THRIVIDHA RATHNAYE PIHITAI”!!!
    Jayampathy Ranaweera,
    From USA

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