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An ‘Aloysius’ behind H’tota port agreement: PHU

1 August 2017 02:53 am - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said the Hambantota Port agreement signed with the China Merchant Company was corrupt and that it was evident an ‘Aloysius’ was behind this deal.

It said a five-member committee had reviewed two proposals, one more favourable than the other, submitted by two companies to lease out the port but the government had opted to the least profitable agreement.

“The China Merchant Company agreed to provide US$ 1,888 million to the government for 99 years whereas the China Harbour Company had agreed to give US$ 3,281 million for only 50 years. China Merchant doesn’t give one third of the revenue of China Harbour for 99 years. Therefore, its evident that there is an ‘Aloysius’ behind this agreement. We will be able to expose all details near future.” PHU General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila told a news briefing.

He said others advised them not to provoke China, which will become a world powerhouse in future, when the former government members pledged to publicise the port under one of their governments.

“The LTTE was considered as unbeatable but former President Mahinda Rajapaksa eliminated them. Vietnam defeated the US armies. The most important incident is Panama owning the rights of Panama Canal after going against the US for three decades. If we adopt the corect method, we can defeat powerhouses,” the MP said.

While rejecting reports that the port was operated under heavy loses, he said it had continued to collect a generous profit till 2016 and had comfortably paid back installments of the loan obtained to construct the port.

He said the revenue obtained from signing the deal would not be utilized to settle the loan and that the amount of debt of the country would remain unchanged. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 30

  • AjithZ Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:25 AM

    As usual, evidence in the near future. Why can't you get the evidence first and talk?

    paul anthony Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:03 PM

    There is enough evidence against this accuser, all of them are corrupt and blaming each other. These jobless guys waste everyone's time.

    SL Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:30 AM

    This will be same as Treasury bill.Malik is involved now he was bankrupted before the election now he is buying garment factories.the main un-exposed clown

    Sena Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:47 AM

    If they accuse why dont they (anybody) come out with concrete evidence without taking us all on a nice ride to meet their agenda. This guy just keeps going on and on and on...

    Eds Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:34 AM

    Did that same logic apply to everyone opposed to this Junta?

    Ha, ha, ha ! Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:06 AM

    King Allo Seas !!!

    Mohamed Hisham Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:14 AM

    Just shut up you court jester !

    heidi Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:46 AM

    Is he really crazy or acting?! He should pay a visit to Angoda!

    Gune Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:53 AM

    I see an "Aloysius" in this man Udaya. He is corrupt and dishonourable to the very core.

    kukula Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:16 AM

    Make this man the finance minister :)

    Jillla Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:35 AM

    Gammanpilla is at it again

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:49 AM

    Gamampilla's mouth is stinking rather than Meethudumulla Garbage Dump.

    Eds Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:36 AM

    I know, truth hurts

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:50 AM

    No job fellow who still hangs unto Rajapakshe's sarong will not sleep without uttering a lie for a day.

    William Silva Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:58 PM

    Those days WW was the dhobi for MR and now Gamma has taken over that job.

    Lion Viswanathan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:52 AM

    Hay man very soon you will be fixed for many cases and you will end up in jail before the end of this year, wait and see.

    Dee Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:56 AM

    He said a distillery was purchased by aloysious (took over wmm in 2012) with bond money. Does he actually know what's being uttered from his mouth?

    Eds Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:36 AM

    Distillery issue is being currently debated in parliament you f...

    Dee Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:38 PM

    Eds. (free eds) think before writing daft replies to comments.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:12 AM

    Mea buruwa kulan bokkuwenda katha karanne or is he talking through his posterior.

    Nethra Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:15 AM

    Can he appear to the inquiry and prove it,otherwise uselessto give interview to make him popular through media,pusvedi..

    Anthony Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:16 AM


    Shan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:19 AM

    Can't he be Aloysius Gammanpila?

    Sincere Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:21 AM

    Yes. demons gather into the territory of the Satan!.

    Sincere Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:23 AM

    "Those who have not sinned must cast the first stone" Jesus said!

    Daily Boru Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:37 AM

    You really don't know? it is MARA and the gang.

    roshan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 11:04 AM

    Court scene;Court: What did you do with the millons cheated from Bryan Shocks..Gonmanpila : I cant remember ??????????????This proved the crroked tongue white dressed stupid.

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:32 PM

    mahinda and you too. via DM Android App

    malij Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:09 PM

    Watch out ......there is one Aloysius under your bed as well.

    Kadiya Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:09 AM

    Like there is a 'Dawn' behind every financial crime

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