China discouraged investing in SL after Port City project: G.L.

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Confidence and certainty of the Chinese government in investing in Sri Lankan projects were lost due to the contradictory statements made by several government authorities towards the Chinese funded Port City project, former Foreign Minister G.L.Peiris said today.

Speaking at an even named “Panel Discussion on the Future Development of the Colombo District” held today at the Grand Monarch Hotel, Thalawathugoda, Mr. Peiris said there is a trend of Chinese investors declining to invest for Lankan origin projects since they have been discouraged by the government after the January 8th General Election.

“One minister says the Port City construction was halted, while another minister says it is not," he said.

The General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha and UPFA candidate Dilan Perera were also at the event.

Meanwhile, Mr. Premajayantha alleged that the UNP government which created the sordid chapter of the Batalanda saga of killings and tortures between 1988 and 1990 is nowadays trying to substantiate the death of former Havelock's Rugby captain, Wasim Thajudeen by pressing the authorities to exhume the body.

He asked the UNP as who would prove justice to the youths killed in Batalanda. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 11

  • rew Monday, 10 August 2015 12:01 PM

    A... licker, nothing else.

    lokka Monday, 10 August 2015 04:23 PM

    he can do a good comedy roll in srilankan cinema

    surasena Sunday, 09 August 2015 05:41 PM

    China is just another country of the entire world, yet China is the whole world for Mahinda and his side-kicks, as they made billions via Chinese deals.

    Josh Monday, 10 August 2015 10:37 AM

    But when it was your government, every other country in the world except China and India were discouraged in investing in SL..

    Jobless peercie copa bird Sunday, 09 August 2015 06:38 PM

    Who care of this cartoon man...better to give him tom and jerry work with his god father MR

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 10 August 2015 11:17 AM

    Selling his soul, if not for the academic value, six pence worth.

    SB Monday, 10 August 2015 11:20 AM

    How this fellow is trying his best to hang on!

    Jeff Sunday, 09 August 2015 07:09 PM

    GL is a shame to all educated people. Change parties and policies for minister post. Just ignore this educated joker.

    Vasa Monday, 10 August 2015 11:22 AM

    GL the greatest liar in Sri lanka.another whose greed for power and position knew no bounds.

    sss Sunday, 09 August 2015 07:23 PM

    They were the whole world for us in 2005

    das Sunday, 09 August 2015 07:35 PM

    An educated man like this working for a herd of buffaloes. Shameless fellow!


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