Senior minister inaugurates hydro project before chief minister

Thursday, 14 February 2013 - 12:59

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It is reported that a hydro project that was scheduled to be inaugurated by the Southern Provincial Chief Minister Shan Wijeylal De Silva today was inaugurated by senior minister Piyasena Gamage yesterday.

The ceremony to inaugurate the hydro project in the Galle - Niyagama region was organized for today and according to our regional correspondent the chief guest was to be Southern Provincial Chief Minister Shan Wijeylal De Silva.

However, the hydro project was inaugurated by senior minister Piyasena Gamage yesterday afternoon.

Upon inquiry by our news team senior Minister Piyasena Gamage stated that he had received an invitation to inaugurate the hydro project and since he had another official duty scheduled today he had gone and inaugurated the project yesterday.

However, senior Minister Piyasena Gamage stated that he is expressing his protest against Chief Minister Shan Wijeylal De Silva for scheduling such a function today without prior notice.

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Our news team inquired from the Southern Provincial Chief Minister Shan Wijeylal De Silva regarding the allegation levelled at him by the senior minister.

A coordinating secretary of Chief Minister Shan Wijeylal De Silva stated that the official function to inaugurate the project is scheduled this afternoon and that regardless of who declared the project open, the official inauguration will be carried out by the chief minister



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