An incident where former President Mahinda Rajapaksa declaring open a bridge on the 8th one day after former President Chandrika Bandaranayke Kumaratunga had inspected the bridge is reported from Attanagalla area.
According to reports the new bridge across Attanagalu Oya to replace the old bridge was built with state funds. The money had been made available during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Mr. Basil Rajapaksa.
On the 7th former President Chandrika Bandaranayke Kumaratunga had inspected the bridge and the next day Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa had who had suddenly come to the scene had declared it open. At the opening he had said it was the first opportunity he got to do such an act after he was defeated.
Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa participating in such a ceremony in the area dominated by Bandaranaykes has lead to crating of many stories among the masses.