Dayasiri and Kiriella clash during Cabinet meeting

Published : 9:02 am  October 11, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (251) reads | 
  •  Refrain from obtaining a loan at very high interest 
  • Leave the government without levelling charges

 

By Ajantha Kumara Agalakada        

The cabinet meeting held yesterday became very tense owing to a clash that erupted between the Minister of Highways and Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella and the Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera.

 LATE-CITY-DM-1-7Sources revealed that an argument that arose between these two ministers on the construction of the section from Pothuhera to Kandy of the Central Expressway led to this tense situation.   


Minister Jayasekera had pointed out to Minister Kiriella to refrain from obtaining a loan at very high interest for the construction of this section and instead should act according to the priorities identified. In reply Minister Kiriella had said that whatever others may say the construction of the Central Expressway was very necessary and the work would go on.   


Minister Kiriella had then challenged Minister Jayasekera to leave the government without levelling charges. As the situation worsened President Maithripala Sirisena who was chairing the meeting settled the dispute.