‘Govt. won’t sell Colombo lands’

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Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga has said that there is no necessity for the government to sell lands in the Colombo city to foreigners as claimed by some groups who oppose the government.

In an interview with state owned SLBC, Mr. Weeratunga said the development of the Colombo city was on a high standard among the main cities in the Asian region. He also said the Colombo city had achieved great progress in security, cleanliness as well as in beautification.

This programme is being implemented by the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse under the guidance of the President, he said.
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  • veluppilai Monday, 12 September 2011 02:32 AM

    Sri Lanka is on retail sale on instalment basis .But the customer lives in a far away land.The tragedy is that the owner(the people of Sri Lanka) is left homeless on the streets.The middlemen (politicians) are making big money as brokerage.
    The far away land has no transparency and accountability to
    the people of that country.

    sparks Monday, 12 September 2011 03:00 AM

    Whatever needs to be done, needs to be done without obligation and bias towards any country. What is clearly apparent is China holds fort with the GOSL, where mega projects are offered on a platter where even the agreements are top secret and not made public. Why is this, when you state with your second tongue that you are not selling Sri Lanka?

    ajith Monday, 12 September 2011 03:23 AM

    It is useless keeping bare lands in the city.
    If we lack funds to develop these lands we have no choice but to call investors to develop which will benefit the country and its people.
    It is happening in Srilanka for sure

    patriotic Monday, 12 September 2011 04:37 AM

    If you need beautification contact Mr Ramzi Rahman.

    Tma Monday, 12 September 2011 05:05 AM

    I would suggest the bare lands be beautified with parks and recreational facilities for the people of this country.

    IND Monday, 12 September 2011 05:25 AM

    Leased and sold are are two different things.

    Sanath R Monday, 12 September 2011 05:27 AM

    He has no other choise but narrate like a parrot of what his big wigs want him to say.

    KIRI PUTHA Monday, 12 September 2011 05:43 AM

    hik hik. no more lands to sell. all sold.

    Minister Monday, 12 September 2011 05:43 AM

    Or, should we find another definition for exchanging something for money or selling?

    ajith Monday, 12 September 2011 06:09 AM

    More parks will have too much umbrella lovers with unemployment!!!!

    lankatarzan Monday, 12 September 2011 06:18 AM

    It shows the President's Secret-ary is not aware of what's happening in this country, how will the people. Pity.

    Sunil Lanka Monday, 12 September 2011 07:32 AM

    There is no necessity. The question is why is that happening? For whose benefit? Public or ?????

    Pramod Fernando Monday, 12 September 2011 07:54 AM

    What do you mean? Then how come I still have lands of my own in SL? Say something with a proper meaning, not just anything to insult the govt. You are silly.

    nawala nihal Monday, 12 September 2011 07:52 AM

    there are nothing to sell...already sold...get lost man...you can't fool us any more...

    Agnare Sunday, 11 September 2011 06:49 PM

    "Nothing" is going to stop our beloved government from doing the very same AFTER the election!!

    Big Ears Sunday, 11 September 2011 06:43 PM

    What is see in Colombo is cosmetic beauty. Can remember when the road leading to independence square was tared red and we all laughed. Well it will be the same time. When the cosmetics gets washed off, the original face comes back. The beauty of Colombo will have come with the economic growth. Not with borrowed or over taxed money.

    raj Sunday, 11 September 2011 08:02 PM

    Sir, you can't sell something that Chinese has already own.

    Guru Sunday, 11 September 2011 09:00 PM

    The whole country is sold to India & China. What are you talking about???

    Kumudu Sunday, 11 September 2011 09:28 PM

    Well said wije only fail state will sell land. Corrupt state sell women.

    ampare son Sunday, 11 September 2011 09:39 PM

    But we want to get rid of slums. give to good homes for slum dewelers.

    Ram Sunday, 11 September 2011 10:06 PM

    A Public servant is canvassing for Municipal elections. This will be overlooked by the Elections Commissioner. This is 7 star demecracy.
    Ram

    Punchi Putha Monday, 12 September 2011 01:02 AM

    As if he knows whats happening, only the brothers will know.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 12 September 2011 02:16 AM

    When did they ever do what they said: then how about "Shangri La" and Galle Face lands? Aren't those in Colombo?


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