No Indo-Lanka bridge: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena has rubbished as "baseless" claims by supporters of predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa that Sri Lanka had agreed to an Indian proposal to build a bridge linking the island to India.

"These are completely baseless claims. They have seized on what some Indian politicians had uttered during local elections in Tamil Nadu," President Sirisena said addressing a gathering last night.

MP Udaya Gammanpila recently threatened to set the bridge on fire.

"I heard him saying this, I ask him not to talk nonsense. There is no such bridge," he said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also in Parliament yesterday denied moves to build a bridge. (PTI)

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  • Dauyawathie Friday, 12 August 2016 03:13 PM

    Forget the bridge. Fine a way to drag this beautiful island about 50 kilo metres away from India.

    waco Friday, 12 August 2016 04:43 PM

    Wait untill M3 and RW cross over to India.

    rolland Friday, 12 August 2016 05:08 PM

    Sir: Very true. There will be no India-Sri Lanka bridge. There will only be Colombo-Karachi and Hambantota-Shanghai bridges. Rolland

    Selvyn Thursday, 11 August 2016 06:25 PM

    These days Mr 100 is making a lot of noise but there is no positive reaction from the common man via DM Android App

    Cobra Thursday, 11 August 2016 06:59 PM

    The bridge is only in the minds of the likes of Gammanpila who scrape the barrel for anything he could throw at the govt!!!

    Cobra Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:01 PM

    ...but if it is really built he'd be the first to cross to collect INR100/- from each Indian for his till!!!!

    Iran Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:48 PM

    No need of bridges..we are already a colony of India!!

    johan Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:08 PM

    These are petty minded politics Mr.President.I think you will know about the Baharain - Saudi Bridge (Cause Way).For a day about 100000 vehicles are plying from either side.Immigration officials of both countries aremonitoring both end.Now Saudi is going to open another cause way to Egypt similarly. Why there is no prosperity in Saudi Arabia.By these middle class people are benefitted.Robbers in JO does not like Sri Lanka prospering.

    Chamara Friday, 12 August 2016 01:22 PM

    Please connect the railway track of both countries through the bridge. Then Indians can come to work on daily basis .


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