Feb 06, 2018

KKS-Point Pedro road reopened after 27 yrs. Featured

The AB-21 highway connecting Kankesanturai and Point Pedro was opened to the public yesterday (05) following a 27 year closure, announced president Maithripala Sirisena in Jaffna.

He told a public rally there that the journey between the two towns would be reduced by around 50 km with the reopening of the road.

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The president also said that releasing the Jaffna land for the displaced has been expedited, with 75 per cent of the land already given back to them.

He went onto say that highest justice would be served on account of the missing persons, while taking steps to ensure the welfare of their families.

President Sirisena said he was prepared to discuss with them anytime.

He also attended a public rally in Vavuniya, where he said it was him who has appointed a presidential task force representative of all parties to equally serve all peoples of the north when developing the province.

The president was responding to a leaflet circulating in Vavuniya claiming that only one party has served its people.