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The Cabinet has decided to suspend the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City Project as it had started without relevant approvals from concerned institutions, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.     

Addressing the weekly cabinet news briefing in Colombo, the minister said the Cabinet had yet consented to a decision to advise the company which is carrying out the port city project to present approvals obtained from the relevant authorities within two weeks.

“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the proposal based on the interim report submitted by the committee appointed to review and submit recommendations to the Cabinet Sub Committee on the Port City Project. The report states the project had been started without relevant approvals,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Eds Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:25 PM

    This government is beyond idiocy !

    nihal Friday, 06 March 2015 08:33 AM

    At the end this will also be said by the previous regime that it is built for the president secretaries offices

    edward theophilus Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:30 AM

    This is an Indian trap and president of Sri Lanka has got caught to it. People need to respond to it. Sri Lanka will loose billion of Dollars as well as modernization and its development. In the next election, all must united to defeat Indian trap and get independance and achieve development

    Bala Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:46 AM

    Edward - how on earth can you even think we should give 25 acres of our Motheland to China with 200 miles of sea extending beyond that for their fishing

    ANTON Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:48 AM


    KADMIN Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:50 AM

    This is a good move, but I would still vote for a F1 track to be built inland. Even though the ex-government painted a picture of luring tourists by promoting the port-city, I would reckon the underlying factors are to gain an unwarranted access to that part of the world. I wonder how crafty the agreement was from CHINA. I do believe SL should have an impartial grounds for any country to deal with. Port city would have been a real threat for the whole region. Well Played.

    kamal Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:52 AM

    Giving land adjoining sea to another country is a huge threat to National Security. These must be considered before a new start. So, suspend is good for now, but clear the points and disclose to the general public with sensible points.

    Aruna Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:30 AM

    Indians will be very happy!!!

    TONY Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:41 AM


    Simple Simon Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:44 AM

    After trying to sell some part of our country to China.

    Nish Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:03 PM

    What due procedures? is this the right to information these morons promised?

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 06 March 2015 10:17 AM

    No who said, still the work is going on full floor. Even yesterday night I saw the work is going on as usual.

    Jeff.K Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:03 PM

    ok Sri Lanka rural youth just lost 20,000 jobs because of kuruduwatte saradiel.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 10:18 AM

    RW is playing games showing this picture. Whom he is trying to cheat? People are not fools.

    Rush Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:04 PM

    Ranil should face what Gaddafi faced for this traitorous act on our economy.

    Lid Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:05 PM

    What kind of a country says no to Rs 200 billion of foreign investment? Can Ranil attract atleast a project worth 10 billion?

    jayanat Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:11 PM

    in return india must stop planned "sethu damudram" project as a goodwill gesture

    jayantha weerasinghe Friday, 06 March 2015 03:03 AM

    There are only two kinds of people in Sri Lanka.Idiots and who wants to be idiots.

    korala Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:57 PM

    indians master plane is ok now.

    Zulfi Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:50 PM

    One condition of IMF may be fulfilled to grant the rejected loan.

    ranga Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:31 PM

    Nail in the coffin for SL foreign policy...

    Andy Friday, 06 March 2015 04:22 AM

    Traditionally Sri Lanka had maintained good relationship with China, India and likewise with Japan. Katunayake airport, Colombo courts complex and BMICH are generous gifts from these countries to our country which to this day make great contributions. No doubt there is a need to evaluate the pros and cons of this project on a greater scheme of things by the relevant experts. I can only hope that finally sense will prevail and the country will not lose out to any cheap party politics.

    sararo Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:07 PM

    v have enough land for projects. no need to sell our sea. Every land sold in colombo.only temple trees n president house is available for sale via DM Android App

    willowsd Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:17 PM

    At last the environment is safe?

    GaluKumari Friday, 06 March 2015 06:27 PM

    False news I saw its still on. via DM Android App

    Dee Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:02 PM

    Good move. Thinking of the future of the count ry

    sisira s Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:36 PM

    @edward do you think Chinese trap is better than Indian?

    Ebathog Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:45 PM

    Just wonder, whether people know what they are talking about.

    Siddique Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:05 PM

    However, those who have got the commission from the investors will not bother now?

    brainmaster Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:51 PM

    This is a very courageous and good decision in accordance with the real needs of the people and also.with the protection of the environment. Please stick to it. The Chinese will apply pressure....

    kumar Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:10 PM

    implications on environment should not be rushed and it may proceed. But there is no justification to award it to China or any other country on a 99 year lease a vast land in the Capital.What happened to the so called patriots when the project was offered?

    pubudu Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:21 PM

    Good! Port City is a malicious dream of MR,  Namal, Dhammika Perera

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