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I know the reason for delaying Gin-Nilwala projects: MS

11 September 2018 02:26 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he knew the reason why the Gin-Nilwala development projects were suppressed and sidelined during the past regime and even the present government.

He said while an inquiry was in progress over the delays that took place during the last regime, an inquiry has to be held over it's non-implementation by the present government.

"I am stopping short of commenting on it further because I know the reasons for the delays and holding back of those projects by the previous regime and this regime. So don't make me to expose them in public and I hope the relevant authorities will treat this as an eye-opener and reminder and work on them immediately protecting their political values," the President told a gathering in Hambantota.

He was addressing a national programme held in the Magam-Ruhunupura International Conference Hall in Hambantota to create awareness among the farmers regarding the development of paddy fields.

He said, “The farmers told me about Gin and Nilwala Rivers and they handed over an appeal to me as well. You all are aware of what happened to the project during the past regime. An inquiry is being held separately about it. I think another inquiry has to be done regarding it. I know the delay in implementing it. The cabinet paper regarding this project is delayed for three months and I know the reason for it.” (Ariyaratna Ranabahu)

  Comments - 14

  • gsinclair Tuesday, 11 September 2018 03:01 AM

    I know but I wont tell !! Are we doing kindergarten style politics in Sri Lanka ?

    neil alvis Tuesday, 11 September 2018 03:34 AM

    this is the very reason people think you are impotent leader who cannot lead this country. please quit politics at the end of your term. which will be benificial for both you and the public.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:28 PM

    End of the term is too long.too late.resign now.

    Melbourne Modaya Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:19 AM

    Aren't you the President of the country?

    rew Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:25 PM

    You were voted in to sort all this out, NOT to do deals which seem to be the case

    ravin Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:28 AM

    What other reason. Only reason if anything delayed in Sri Lanka it is commissions has been omitted. In sri Lanka no money no honey.

    Citizen Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:38 AM

    Why don't you tell us what you know?

    Raj Tuesday, 11 September 2018 06:15 AM

    So if you know why are you waiting for someone to expose it. Why you don't have backbone???????

    Arnold Tuesday, 11 September 2018 06:19 AM

    If you know something say something!!

    Preerhi Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:02 AM

    So? You are the presidenr now. Pls see a newspaper.

    Justica USA Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:03 AM

    IF you know the reasom for it, ACT ON IT than just expose, IF the priject is fruitful to the country, Arent you tge President of tge country ? IF 1 set of hooligans are dragging their feet for political reasoms, cast them aside and appoint a new set who would be directly working under your instructions... Show them who calls the shots or else ppl will think the Presidency is just a ceremonial position where one has to just smile for the camera.

    ANTON Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:20 AM


    Don Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:14 PM

    we don t want to hear about reasons and excuses,so many common amenities have been delayed or side late as this.Many projects started by the prevoius regime remain half completed or completed but not vested with the public. we want to see know how corrupt these officers are ,.so have a plan to implement without throwing excuses for the delaysThank you.

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:29 PM

    Mr President, do you know that you are the president of Deal Lanka. ..sorry Sri Lanka?First of all, immediately get rid of all the appointments you made around you. I feel that you are not safe , considering all what's happening and happened based on their profiles.

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