Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 19:25
2 ministers in contention to solve a problem in Uva.
A heated situation occurred in Wallawaya – Hadapangala junction when 2 ministers came forward to solve an issue related to water.
Residents of Hadapangala staged a protest at the Junction demanding to implement the Hadapangala - Pubudu wawa water project.
Residents stated that Uva Provincial council promised to initiate the project within 2 weeks which would benefit 711 families.
Subsequently Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa arrived at the scene and promised the residents to provide 4.9 million rupees by tomorrow.
When Minister Vijayamuni Soysa left, SLFP Wallawaya electorate organiser, Minister Jagath Pushpakumara arrived at the scene and told the protesters to explain the problem while ordering to remove the placards.
Subsequently Minister Jagath Pushpakumara ordered the officials of the water board to initiate the water project and stated that if the allocated funds are not sufficient he would provide the funds.
The Minister further stated that he is not ready to bow down to conditions.