The bridge on the shortest road from Godakawela to Meddegama via the Dombagoda road has collapsed, causing severe inconvenience to people in many villages, according to Godakawela villagers.
This bridge is located near Godakawela town in Ratnapura and is used on a daily basis by approximately 1,000 people from the villages of Maddegama, Yahalawela, Bibilegama, Horepola, and Welamitiyawa.
After the bridge collapsed, the villagers petitioned the local government authorities to rebuild it, to no avail. The villagers are angry with the politicians for failing to repair the bridge when it was nearing collapse. The villagers have asked the country’s business community for assistance to repaire the bridge.