Colombo-Jaffna rail track:
Rs. 11.4 m donated within 10 minutes
President donates his April salary:
Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that Rs.11.4 million has
been donated within 10 minutes for the Colombo-Jaffna railway track
extension project which was launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at
the Presidential Secretariat on Monday.
Addressing a press conference in Colombo yesterday, the Minister said
President Mahinda Rajapaksa donated his April salary to the project and
called upon all patriotic citizens to contribute to it. Soon after his
announcement a number of donations were made to the project.
Meanwhile, employees and officials attached to the Presidential
Secretariat too also donated their one day’s salary to the project.
The Minister said it is significant that the donations amounting to
Rs. 11.4 million collected to the project within 10 minutes.
He requested all patriotic citizens to join in building the rail
Meanwhile, National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa said
the NFF Parliamentarians have decided to donate their May salary to the
“We will also provide our manpower to rebuild one station and
extension of the rail track for a certain distance,“ he said.