Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that the funds allocated for Northern Expressway has doubled due to the frauds, corruption and wastage of the previous government.
The Premier stated this while attending a ceremony to distribute Haritha Bhoomi land deeds at Galaha Bhadrawathi Maha Vidyalaya in Kandy today.
He further added that the current government has to pay the loans obtained from state banks for the construction of the Northern Expressway.
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Rs. 28 billion which was obtained by the former President while holding posts of Finance Minister and Highways Minister during the previous regime, were used for other purposes.
The Prime Minister made this revelation while attending a ceremony of distributing land deeds at Panwila Rajasinghe College in Kandy this morning.
Expressing his views at this occasion, Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella stated that the current parliament which was formed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is now outdated.