Megapolis Development Plan Patriotic, Says Ranawaka

Arguing that Sri Lanka needs a new breed of patriotism, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the Megapolis Development Plan is such a patriotic project.

He made this observation today at the launch of the project under the aegis of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Independence Square.

The Megapolis programme is a 15 year project which aims to transform the entire western province into a well planned enclave.

Ranawaka revealed that, under the project, the Manning Town market will be relocated to Peliyagoda starting tomorrow.

He added that the government was attempting to create a affluent but humane city in the Western Province of Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government's aim was to create all facilities available in any major city to promote business opportunities within this Megapolis.

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