Renovations to old Sripada road will commence today.

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The renovations to the Old Sripada road under the golden path that connects the hearts programme of the government will commence tomorrow under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The road run through Malwala to Sri Pagama from the Rathnapura. Thousands of pilgrims use this road daily during the Siripada pilgrimage season. However, the road has not been renovated for many years. The programme is implemented on a concept of the minister of Highways Kabeer Hasheem. The road development authority aims to complete the renovations to the road by Full Moon Poya Day in December. This was disclosed to the SLBC by the secretary to the ministry of Highways, road development and petroleum development ministry secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi. He said that the road development authority has taken steps to repair old roads covering all electoral divisions in the island .
Taking part in the programme, chairman of the road development authority Nihal Sooriyarachchi said that the entire road network in the country under the road development authority is 12 thousand kilometers. He said that 246 kilometters of the express ways are also under the authority. The authority is entrusted with maintenance and a function of the express ways. The total highway road network of the country is 140 thousand kilometers.

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