US question close of fruit processing plant

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The US Embassy in Colombo had expressed concern over the closure of the fruit processing factory situated within the premises of Sevanagala Sugar Industries Ltd which was taken over by the government under the ‘Revival of the Underperforming and Underutilized Assets Bill’.

Former Chairman Sevanagala Sugar Industries Ltd Daya Gamage told Daily Mirror that the US Embassy that had been concerned about it and had recently inquired from him as to what is happening about the factory.  The Embassy had inquired as to when it could be reopened.

He said the inquiry was made as the fruit processing factory is a project funded by US Aid.

However Mr. Gamage said the factory was not taken over by the government but they have been forced to close it as no one including the employees were allowed to enter it as it is located within the premises of Sevanagala factory.

In another development the government is currently surveying the lands adjoining the Sevanagala sugar factory which belong to Mr. Gamage. The government has assured that these lands would be given back to Mr. Gamage. However some interested persons backed by the government politicians in the area are holding on to a building which belongs to one of the garment factories.

However Minister Jagath Pushpakumara had repeatedly denied involvement in any of the forceful activities that had been going on in the area. (Yohan Perera)

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  • gajan99 Monday, 02 April 2012 12:03 PM

    We are taking over only money losing companies.

    Kolomba Kaka Monday, 02 April 2012 12:20 PM

    Great! Everything should come out if any "jilmart" has taken place.

    freehithit Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:56 AM

    Uncle Sam, is this your super five star democracy ?

    Shiraz Irfahan Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:54 AM

    Was this also a vision of "Mahinda Chinthanaya" George Orwell 84- The sri lankan version/experience...That persons keep on missing in this 21st Century is somewhat comprehensible...We had some wonderful xplanations from HE + his Lt. Mervyn to that... now business Enterprises too.. great..

    Dam Monday, 02 April 2012 03:50 PM

    Here we go .... people who are responsible in this takeover business ... still think can win all the time ... well for sure their time is slowly running out like what happened to the "woodpecker"

    Ajith Tuesday, 03 April 2012 04:09 AM

    take over and do what? who will take over all these state institutions running under loss?

    sanju79 Monday, 02 April 2012 05:21 PM

    Now States department wants to make SL their 51st states.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 02 April 2012 05:11 PM

    Most of these government Ministers are land-grabbers and illegal money earners.

    hansan Monday, 02 April 2012 05:31 PM

    Banda came to town and messed up every one's living as he and the Company did not have a living thouse days. few more years left. Pl clean the whole thing by then.

    Desapriya Monday, 02 April 2012 05:36 PM

    That swine minister Pu Kumara is trying to grow ganja
    in the grabbed lands as it is his native job before being
    a miserable stooge of corrupt Rajapakse.

    N K Ratnam Monday, 02 April 2012 05:58 PM

    The government is responsible for running the country's economy. It can't even do that properly. Why is it poking its noses in factories and other businesses which are best managed by their owners.


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