Port City resumes construction

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Work on Chinese funded Colombo Port City recommenced after a prolonged pause since the outbreak of COVID-19. A media visit was organized to the artificially filled land yesterday, where media personnel were shown how the work is progressing. Workers at the construction site are made to follow health guidelines. Accordingly, each worker is subjected to two PCR tests before they enter into the premises. They are kept in hostels and are taken in after the test results are confirmed. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

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  • Tamil Thursday, 11 June 2020 04:36 AM

    Singapore has no natural beauty and Dubai was a sterile desert land. Then what attracted investors to theses two places, it was the concentration of tall buildings. So we are in the right track in addition to possessing the world beating natural beauty in terms of beaches and misty mountains.

    Ex Army Thursday, 11 June 2020 04:44 AM

    How beautiful it looks !. Thank you China. And we will stand by you even if the whole Western world turns against you. Count on us. We may be a small country but we are a very strong people.

    Shiran Thursday, 11 June 2020 04:53 AM

    Chinese colony. Our short sighted self serving so called thief’s will never care about my motherland but would be just wearing a Satakaya to keep fooling uneducated.

    lk Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:01 AM

    lol.. yes the "long sighted" unp leaders wanted a us and british colony again, because they cared about the motherland right? learn the difference between a colony which the british had, and a foreign investment which every country has.

    Independent Thursday, 11 June 2020 04:55 AM

    Only Sri Lankan villagers think this as development. We are being trapped in a huge debt by Chinese. Later when they complete these projects, politicians and the henchmen will achieve their monetary goals and the country will mourn to find money to pay the loans with interest. Only way out is to handover the land and buildings to them. The bogus patriotism will come at that time and we will see monks and priest(paid) on the road protesting. They will surely create internal conflicts through their spy agencies in order to make sure that we have no other option.

    SL Thursday, 11 June 2020 05:45 AM

    Lol when is this going to be washed away

    GonnaSena Thursday, 11 June 2020 06:19 AM

    So DM as a responsible newspaper do not care about the country getting to a debt trap? Shame on you, sucking up to the family. As usual comments against the family are barred, only mild dissent is tolerated from citizen, what kind of people are these, no words. Hope you sleep well at night, knowing your children will be having a worse life than you and me.

    ReaderD Thursday, 11 June 2020 08:32 AM

    Photos show park areas being developed. What is target gate to finish internal road network, drainage system, illumination and all infrastructure facilities.

    MirakRajBanda Thursday, 11 June 2020 09:09 AM

    Waste of tax payer's money for no use except Chinese debt trap spinning wonderfully around our neck.

    lk Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:03 AM

    banda... stop giving advice on which investments are productive and which arent.. talk about something you understand banda..

    johan Thursday, 11 June 2020 09:58 AM

    Can any of the Sri Lankan get employment in Ports City. What is the percentage ?

    Hpr Dias Sunday, 14 June 2020 10:20 AM

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