President Mahinda Rajapaksa commissioned the first phase of the Magampura port short while ago with the arrival of the Sri Lanka Navy passenger craft Jetliner.
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Lalin Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:32 AM
Where is the commercial ship that was expected to berth????
Darren Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:39 AM
Your comment is true to your name.
shovini Friday, 19 November 2010 12:42 PM
Nalin Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:57 AM
In reply to all the negative comments here... None of the countries mentioned above became model economies overnight. They too developed from scratch under similar circumstances (Japan, S. Korea etc.) There is no question, Sri Lanka will develop at a very rapid pace now. Unfortunately, those without vision will be left behind...
upul Saturday, 20 November 2010 01:08 PM
over the last many decades the biggest obstacle faced by our leaders, when genuine national development was considered, was the lack of popular support in the form of parliament majority ! luckily we now have a strong willed capable leader,who can force through the required bills & put in place the legal frame work,which is essential !!! the need for quality educational & medical facilities has been an urgent crying need ,but was hindered due to the lack of political will !! countries like s'pore developed due to pragmatic & ruthless leaders who were able to control the political landscape !!!! now SL is guided by such a leader!!! we should feel lucky & pay homage to all the deities for providing us with this golden opportunity!!!!!
willows Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:38 AM
what is the cost and who will foot the cost???
Kumarasiri Friday, 19 November 2010 12:52 PM
Wish Sri Lanka all the best with this new port facility.
add Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:45 AM
first check singapor .maldives . dubai. and than think abt that
Srilankan Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:51 AM
whooooooo !!!! I thought it will a commercial line...... Jetliner huh... what a drama...
Chanaka Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:06 AM
Boat service from Galle to Hambantota
Saradial Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:08 AM
Deva Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:20 AM
Very correctly said. As you say go to singapore ,Malaysia etc. see how clean, properly planned cities as well as functioning law and order. we are heading towards Somalia. with this corruption and failed law and order in sri lanka
Fazil Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:22 AM
Suddenly Magampura Port became as Mahinda Rajapakse Port !!!. How can that be? We all were waiting to see the Magampura Port. But NO Magampura. Only Mahinda Pura
STUPID SRI LANKAN Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:23 AM
THIS IS THE FIRST HARBOUR BUILT ON LAND AND THEN FILLED. NORMALLY HARBOURS ARE BUILT IN THE SEA . STUPID SRI LANKANS ARE IMPRESSED BY THESE. WAIT UNTIL ONE OF THESE STEEL FLYOVERS COLLAPSE. THE AGE OF STEEL IS GONE. NOW IT IS THE AGE OF CONCRETE.PITY DR.KULASINGHE IS NO MORE. THE ENGINEERS OF TODAY HAVEN'T THE "GUTS" TO TELL THE POLITICIANS THAT THEY ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.. HUB AND PRIDE OF ASIA, -DREAMS DREAMS ARE FREE. OUR LEADERS ARE ON THE LUNATIC FRINGE.
TELL THE POLITICIANS THAT THEY ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.. HUB AND PRIDE OF ASIA, -DREAMS DREAMS ARE FREE. OUR LEADERS ARE ON THE LUNATIC FRINGE....')" type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary btn-sm" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px">Reply
sarath Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:25 AM
Dont Worry, Commercial ships will never enter magampura port. waste of money and time. good for commission agents jayawewa
MaPer Thursday, 18 November 2010 12:00 PM
Even the coronation of the Queen and installation of President Barack Obama take a week long celebration, with the closure of schools (during the school semester), businesses, roads, etc. planting of trees (which will never be tended to after that) and tamashas at the expense of the tax payers. No wonder we are the miracle of Asia.
ase Thursday, 18 November 2010 12:01 PM
volk, in 1960s, we read " sri Lanka is a developing country " 1970 the same, 80s.90s.2000s now 2010, when when will be sl a developed country, countries like Singapore, Malaysian have reached their goal and they have over taken us and now we sing the song of miracle with mr, believe who ever want we have at the moment minus development with a huge sum of debt, if we go further our colaps is not far
Upul Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:30 AM
Shown your stupidity.
Sam Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:47 AM
Now Sri Lanka has finally stated going. UNP era ruined us as we were much better than Singapore in 1977. Sri Lanka now is the 2nd fastest growing country in the world thats faster than Malaysia. We have a strong Buddhist culture and people who can build developed civilizations over 2000 years ago. We cannot be compared with Malaysia or Singapore. All this time West controlled us but now thats over and we are free to grow.
Thinuka Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:00 AM
May be a "Ibbek" hihi
Concerned Citizen Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:25 PM
Singapore had Lee Kwan Yew....Sri Lanka has MR...that is the difference!
Thinuka Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:05 AM
Better greet like this to ur Parents if have
us Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:09 AM
I lived in Singapore early 1960′s….. When land was acquired to expand the Singapore Port…. Negative “Naysayers”….like you – asked why does a small island like Singapore need such a large port…. Today Singapore Port is the 2nd largest Container port in the world…. Similarly Hambantota Harbour will lead in the future economic development of Srilanka…
manjula Friday, 19 November 2010 09:46 AM
yeah, that's true we can't be miracle of Asia. The reason is this country has people like you who even can't think positively and who even can't think about progress.
Sanjaya Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:17 AM
Should not we never start to develop then? A country cannot be developed overnight. We've started and we'll grow on..
Sanjaya Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:18 AM
Nothing wrong doing in a new way.
snf4 Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:23 AM
Frogs do not know they are frogs. The well they are living in is their Asia.
MK Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:28 AM
There is a beginning for everything.. this the beginning. Singapore dint look like that when their leader started it. It takes decades of sustained development. dont make foolish comments. And dear Mallie... if you watched, a Chinese commercial ship arrived after Jetliner.
dam Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:35 AM
Mallie Did you walke just after your were born.
mallie Thursday, 18 November 2010 06:34 AM
Where is the Commercial ship???
sampath Thursday, 18 November 2010 06:34 AM
Dawn of a new era! congratulations. we are soon will be miracle of asia
Wara Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:45 AM
When constructing a bridge in a road, we have to consider faster way. If it's constructed by concrete, it take longer time causing troubles to the vehicle users. This is in build harbour. But it's because of the ground situation of the area. Due to the bed rock it's easiler and cheaper to build the harbour inland. But when come to Colombo harbour it covers huge area of Sea. Don't think narrow and partical.
Wara Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:46 AM
All saraths are same. Sarath Fonseka, Sarath N silva and here's another sarath. Never see the good things.
Wara Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:48 AM
That EDUCATED frog again. He too don't know that he is a frog !!!!!
N Hesara Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:50 AM
@snf4,it's true snf4. at the same time some frogs who are escaping the well start to think they are no more frogs but swans and become real 'froggy jokers....' ha ha ha...... isn't it true mr.froggy joker?
rosh Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:54 AM
you are truly n idiot. Hav you ever seen any concrete rail brigde? Case closed.
Indika Thursday, 18 November 2010 06:53 AM
Well done and good work.
Sira Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:59 AM
Api wenuwen api. So SLN sailed in and now will sail out. We have commissioned the Magampura Port.
Hassen Thursday, 18 November 2010 06:57 AM
First go around Asia..... see countries like Singapore, China, Japan... And then you will realize how foolish is this propaganda "the miracle of Asia" Oh my countrymen..... why can't we realize the truth and step out of darkness..... and avoid being cheated over and over again?
vathora Friday, 19 November 2010 12:41 AM
nice name for you.
Ryan Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:08 AM
First clean up your head filled with sewer and then look around.
snf4 Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:12 AM
Do not waste your time and energy in trying to educate these frogs in the well!
Ind Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:15 AM
Who is this EDUCATED frog ???
Ind Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:16 AM
Go ahead MR. Even Lord Buddha and Jesus had critisisers. So no surprise of this. Do your good work.
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