Despite the organized protest campaigns led by the civil societies and the interested political parties, the Megapolis Ministry will continue with the construction of technology cities, Daily Mirror learns.
On Tuesday, the Movement for protecting Homagama People's Rights carried out a protest march from the Fort Railway Station against the Technological City Development Project that is to be launched in the areas like Malabe, Athurugiriya, Kaduwela, and Homagama.
It was observed that the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) members led by its Convener Lahiru Weerasekara were commanding the rally.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said that through the project there will be a huge revolution in the country’s economy.
“I strongly deny any claim of negativity to the people, the area or the country through this project. Some quarry owners and the Front Line Socialist Party with political motives are behind these moves. Inter University student movements are provoking the residents of the area against this. When we explained the benefit of the project, the residents agreed with us,” Minister Ranawaka explained.
He further said that technology faculties belong to four state universities, a space centre, Nanotechnology Institute and many other research and knowledge centres would be established in the area under the project.
Minister revealed that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank had agreed to develop the infrastructure facilities in the area while the entire design plan was done by the Korean project authorities for free of charge.
As such Ranawaka said that it is the residents and the youth of the country who will benefit of this project. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Thanos Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:08
Go ahead with the projects. PLEASE. Ones who are behind this protest are the IUSF and the like-minded socialist nut jobs. Students who go into STEM fields actually get jobs, good jobs here and abroad, unlike the IUSF and their fellow comrades.
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SL Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:10
I am with you as long as no frauds and minimal affect or zero affect on environment.you can do it !
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Kadmin Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:11
You can find nay sayers any part of the world. But the greater good should carry on. I hope this project will continue no matter what against it. It is for the future of our children.
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tommy Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:18
The government should be firm in implementing such projects. Instead of listening to IUSF goons, residents should beat them up.
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Royce Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:23
ALL TALK NOTHING IS HAPPENING ITS BEEN YEARS!
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Jaliya Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:28
Entire design plan was done by the Korean project authorities for free of charge.... he said. This is what would makes me really worry not the project it self only beneficiary of these projects are the looters who is initiate and executed these unwanted projects to embezzle funds.
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Summa Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:22
Go ahead, DO IT. A guy studying in the Uni from 2011 for 7 years will never understand the value of education. He should be sacked 1st.
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Lal Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:40
The IUSF is a cancer. After destroying Universities they are now trying to stop SL from moving forward
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Chami Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:58
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Arnold Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:18
Start the light railway before that. Please!!
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