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Professor Amal Kumarage, who is widely known to be an expert in the transportation sector today claimed that there are procedural, technical, social, equitable, sustainability, economic and financial considerations that have been grossly ignored in the recently unveiled Megapolis Plan.

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Professor Amal Kumarage

Amal Kumarage is a Senior Professor in the Department of Transport & Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Sri Lanka’s Verité Research is planning to conduct a seminar on the topic of “Ensuring a Viable and Sustainable Development of Transport Sector” on April 7 where Kumarage, is expected to elaborate his opinion via a presentation titled “Economics of shooting without aiming: The case of transport in the Megapolis”.

“The recent unveiling of the Megapolis Plan raises a number of question on the suitability of the proposed 12 Bn USD plan for improving transport,” the invitation to the event to be held at the Conference Room of the Verité Research in Colombo read.

Details on the Megapolis Development Plan could be found on this link.