Will review pacts made with foreign buyers: SLPP

15 August 2018 05:11 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


All agreements entered into with foreign buyers by this government to sell valuable properties in Colombo would be reviewed under our government, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday.

SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris claimed the government was attempting to sell valuable real estate properties in Colombo, shares in banks and other commercial enterprises.

“Under a SLPP government all these agreements will be reviewed and any transaction which is detrimental to Sri Lanka will be suspended. As such prospective buyers must consider the risk involved in going ahead with these agreements. There is reason to believe that large scale corruption is taking place when finalising these agreements,” he told a news briefing.

Prof. Peiris said the Central Bank (CB) bond scam was being swept under the carpet but assured that an SLPP government would initiate fresh inquiries into this fraud.

“We will bring down Arjuna Mahendran within a month of forming a government and drastic action will be taken against not only primary dealers such as the PTL but also those involved in aiding and abetting in this fraud. We will do our best to recover the financial loss incurred,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 26

  • Brainmaster Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:38 PM

    well just start with Shangri La via DM Android App

    Sofia Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:31 PM

    What about attempt to give 250 acres in Port City as freehold with 200 miles of sea. The aattempt is like attempted murder.

    Jude Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:52 AM

    GL, first win the elections to form a government!! And I bet my Barn!! GL, you'll never get elected unless you enter parliament from back door yeah li like from national list!!??

    rew Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:48 PM

    If ever there was a man with a forked tongue!!

    Saranga Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:53 AM

    same was said by this Gov before came in to power. SL public should know how irresponsible SL politicians are making these stupid statements.

    Kasunabey@yahoo.com Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:03 AM

    Boss, what about all the deals of hambantota port, port city , shangrila deals during your time? why don't you as a learned person have some credibility when you speak

    Dee Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:14 AM

    You first 'review' the Shangri-la deal!

    Cobra Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:57 AM

    And then?????

    Sambo Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:18 AM

    At this rate no investors will want to come to Sri Lanka because you say that when you come to power all these investments will be investigated and then the next time the other government to investigate. All you politicians are the same and play out. Its the pot calling the kettle black.

    ranmald Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:29 AM

    You are very correct ! Having given away land in perpetuity you now presume the LPP will form the next Government.Good luck.

    TRUTH Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:30 AM

    There is a clamor to have educated in the legislature.Going by the utterances of this fellow, its so difficult to take a call as to whom we should elect to represent us.

    Saradiel Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:51 AM

    Your government under MR did worse deals and you know that. No point talking about them. Whoever does it, if wrong we have to condemn them. Good to have some policy about foreign investment. Unfortunately all governments look only at short term benefits and what's in that for them.

    sathees Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:07 AM

    Each blocking foreign investment in this country. Can we call them patriots?

    PC Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:24 AM

    This is to instill fear

    suren Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:48 AM

    and how exactly old man will you bring Mahendran back?Without bragging to get votes, please submit concrete executable plan and I will vote for you

    gamini Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:49 AM

    will be reviewed under our govt.... and when exactly will that be Prof.????

    TONY Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:01 AM


    Arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:25 AM

    Prof. what about UAE Extradition Treat singed by you. Have you forgot it.

    SENILE PROF Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:09 PM


    Yohan Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:57 PM

    Well said Sir, ,bond scam roggs must be taken up n all politicians who involved in this deals MUST be taken to custody

    Rasheed Wednesday, 15 August 2018 01:21 PM

    Your Government only taught others how to steal, they are now following your footstep.

    Sanath Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:12 PM

    This poor man is uttering nonsense. He lost whatever credibility he had by coming into politics.

    Mandayan Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:20 PM

    Unless constitution changes and the parliament get powers, it is a dream as Presidential election comes first.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:33 PM

    Why only this government ????.you also involved to sell the country to praba when you was minister those days.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:34 PM

    Srilanka has enemies withing to destroy education,economy,politics and you name it.this traitor is trying to destroy whatever still not able to destroy.

    Jaya Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:54 PM

    SirCan you tell me when to be independent to lose my seat and become likes you.

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