Present government under the directives of President Maithripala Sirsena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has planned to implement the Megapolis development plan covering the entire Western Province.
As the second largest city in Sri Lanka, Kandy is geographically located as a nodal point of major road networks in Sri Lanka. However, at present, the city is afflicted with increasing traffic congestion caused by unsystematic road networks in the city. Hence there is a great need for a comprehensive study to develop a tailored and systematic traffic network that takes into consideration the urban expansion of the city. As a sustainable measure to address this issue, the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Exim bank) has agreed to support the development of a master plan to strengthen the connectivity of the traffic network in Kandy city through a Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). The Korean delegation conducted its inception workshop with Road Development Authority (RDA) on 2nd December, 2016.
The depression in the South-west Bay of Bengal has weakened further and it is now located close to the Tamil Nadu coast .Under the influence of the above system strong winds and fairly heavy showers are expected in the Northern province and Northern sea area and in the Gulf of Mannar sea area.