July 07, Colombo: Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Chamal Rajapaksa has directed the Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry to investigate into an issue raised by main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera.
Jayasekera has alleged that Palmyra trees have come up on an asphalted road in the Puttalam District.
He has told parliament that the road from Palakuda Junction to St. Anne’ Church at Thalawila which is only about 3.5 km long was repaired at a cost of over Rs. 70 million and that trees are now coming up in the middle of the road.
The UNP MP had questioned the government how a tree had sprouted on a carpeted road and whether action would be taken about the matter since obviously inferior quality products have been used to carpet the road.
Speaker Rajapaksa has said that the issue could not be ignored and recommended that the Ministry inquire into the matter.