He also said that unlike when the former Government was in power, the current Government has the freedom to discuss and even oppose any proposal. The Government today played down a reported clash between Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekera and Lakshman Kiriella during the cabinet meeting held yesterday.Cabinet co-spokesman Gayantha Karunatillake said that there was no clash as reported by the media but only an exchange of opinion. It was reported that the weekly cabinet meeting held yesterday heated up after two ministers opposed the proposed Central Highway. A Cabinet paper presented by Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella had reportedly led to an argument between three key Ministers.Kiriella presented to the cabinet a proposal related to the Central Highway but two Ministers including Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera had raised concerns on the project. (Colombo Gazette)

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