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No Volkswagen plant in SL: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the Volkswagen Company had not invested in the Kuliyapitiya vehicle assembly plant.

He was referring to a news item carried by a TV channel quoting the investor in Kuliyapitiya that Volkswagen had no stake in the assembly plant.

"If this channel inquired from me I would have revealed the truth. One must not contaminate his or her mind just because he or she has a grudge against me," he said, speaking at the opening of Kalu Ganga Water Project in Horana last evening.

He said the government had decided not to allow Volkswagen to invest in Sri Lanka as the company had an issue.

However, he said Volkswagen would be one of the brands of vehicles which would be assembled at the Kuliyapitiya plant. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 36

  • Raja Friday, 06 January 2017 07:31 AM

    Thank you Sir for revealing the true state.Now can you please tell us, what is the target date to come up with the New Constitution.

    Sameen Jan Friday, 06 January 2017 07:34 AM

    Volkswagen was also promoted by Hitler

    mm Friday, 06 January 2017 07:51 AM

    how can anyone trust these two headed snakes MP how many lies endless via DM iOS App

    Love Lanka Friday, 06 January 2017 07:52 AM

    RW.. thank you for the honesty. But government deciding not to allow VW to invest in Sri Lanka.... hahahaha.

    H J W Liebetrau Saturday, 07 January 2017 10:06 AM

    Volkswagen has an issue? China has no issues? Why can China invest in Sri Lanka?

    Sudu kolla Friday, 06 January 2017 08:12 AM

    "decided not to allow Volkswagen to invest in Sri Lanka" !! When they had not even thought of it...

    Kanchi Friday, 06 January 2017 08:15 AM

    We already Knew that!

    Jz Friday, 06 January 2017 08:38 AM

    Due all respect to you sir the concern to the public or to a news reader is that your government had already published to the media with regard to the vw plant therefore please fake something else out than putting a lie in your defense line. via DM Android App

    Kumar Friday, 06 January 2017 03:55 PM

    He will only allow for India to invest

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 06 January 2017 08:48 AM

    Who is fooling whom? Is it showmanship of politics. End of the day we people are FOXED since Volkswagen is pronounce FOLKSVAGEN in Germany; the country of origin.

    Gamaya Friday, 06 January 2017 08:52 AM

    The problem with this government is that no one telling the truth to the general public.Very sad situation!!!

    NP Kelaniya Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:26 PM

    We all know how Hitler got the idea of the shape of the Valkswagon Car, Alas RW does not have that opportunity.

    Vindi Friday, 06 January 2017 09:00 AM

    "the government had decided not to allow Volkswagen to invest in Sri Lanka" - Is this stand alone comedy joke!

    Noel Friday, 06 January 2017 09:01 AM

    Yeah we know who the "investors" are Sir. Cronies who went after MR now after you and your brother and no guarantee of 3,000 jobs; only 8 years Tax holiday and a 2 year "promise" to build cars. Same people who went after MR are with you. We know.

    ravin Friday, 06 January 2017 09:08 AM

    As always politicians fooling voters.

    Wilson Thilakaratna Sunday, 08 January 2017 09:13 AM

    NO: 01 biological liar in Sri Lanka.

    ceylon Friday, 06 January 2017 09:18 AM

    it is the media published the volksvagan namenot the government official statements.media must studdy all the details before they publish news.this is normal of srilanka media. via DM Android App

    DillonDP Friday, 06 January 2017 09:21 AM

    rather you should have corrected it at the initial stage..... i still know this is all a hoax

    raj Friday, 06 January 2017 09:50 AM

    Yes no yes no yahapalanaya...so basically nothing has changed since previous government...same old lies only different mouths tell it to us

    kalu kella Friday, 06 January 2017 09:50 AM

    .. and BMW can't come either.. or rolls royce.

    Lankesh Friday, 06 January 2017 09:51 AM

    wow Volkswagen had wanted to invest in sri lanka (which would ironically would not even own a port in a few years) but our government had turned them down. PM of fairy tales.

    Gamaya Friday, 06 January 2017 09:52 AM

    Why then still Volkswagen Logo appearing in the ministry web site?http://www.mnpea.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content

    RAA Friday, 06 January 2017 09:54 AM

    Might very well be the next bond scam.

    Libtard Friday, 06 January 2017 09:56 AM

    This should be the only country where the state spends money on advertisements on a private venture and prime minister, the president and the whole cabinet goes to open a privately held factory.

    Sudu Friday, 06 January 2017 10:17 AM

    JOKER !!

    Casanova Friday, 06 January 2017 10:31 AM

    When most of the Sri Lankans have "Bajaj" tuk tuk attitudes, what Volkswagen plant for them? we need attitude change first and the rest will follow smoothly.

    Be Fair Friday, 06 January 2017 10:46 AM

    on the brighter side, he at least has the guts to admit they are not coming rather than tell other stories to cover this mess. That should be commended

    Ruwan Friday, 06 January 2017 10:49 AM

    Volkswagen wants to invest in SL, you are against it, what is the reason?

    dham Friday, 06 January 2017 11:04 AM

    Yes no yes no hmmm via DM Android App

    Asanka Friday, 06 January 2017 11:44 AM

    we have already knew about this, you can't fool us when there is internet and social media. any lets find out who will benefits from this deal? and who is gonna stop this duty fee imports for this private company?

    John James Friday, 06 January 2017 12:45 PM

    Could you Sir,please comment on the CTC, the loss of 3,000 jobs due to the increase in taxes? and how about the government loss of 10 billion last three months revenue from Celyon Tobbaco company? This is a statement from the chairman in the news two days ago...

    Hadam Friday, 06 January 2017 12:55 PM

    Very good...!

    guna Friday, 06 January 2017 01:21 PM

    HUtaa.

    fernando Friday, 06 January 2017 01:21 PM

    Better start bullet cart factory

    Patriot Friday, 06 January 2017 01:25 PM

    Better lose 3000 jobs rather than losing the lives of 300,000 and incur medical cost for another 3,000,000 due to smoking !!!

    King Mihiraj Friday, 06 January 2017 01:28 PM

    What are you thanking him for and what honesty ? Please thank the media for the honesty


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