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Foundation stone laid for vehicle assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya

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The foundation stone was laid for a motor car assembly plant “Western Automobile Assembly Factory” in Mahanugalanda estate, Labuyaya, Kuliyapitiya with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

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  • Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00 PM

    So many negative comments, wonder why none of them thought of brining in investors

    Rosy Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:42 AM

    It's not sign of VW. It's sign of western automobile W

    Premalal Wednesday, 04 January 2017 07:00 AM

    Playing Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark.

    Kumar Wednesday, 04 January 2017 06:36 AM

    LOL! This is not a Volkswagen assembly plant, its a fake! It took 3 years to build this phony assembly plant and wont operate fully till 2020.

    Lal Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:12 PM

    A giant Volkswagen logo was right behind the PM and no only a few parts will be imported. A gigantic tyre factory will soon be built by an Italian investor in Horana etc

    Sam Tuesday, 03 January 2017 10:26 PM

    No one from VW at the foudation stone laying. Just pulling the wool over our eyes. Any vehicle plant would be put up with direct port or highway access.

    German Jacob Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:58 PM

    Johnston should have been arrested long ago. Still he is out Mr. President.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:06 PM

    Giant teeth (goraka) Johnston says that Volkswagen was a condemned and rejected project. Is he crazy or you all crazy.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:02 PM

    Trust you both will open more factories in SriLanka and give job opportunities for our un-employed talented youths.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:01 PM

    Yes its a good plan to slap the faces of MR

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00 PM

    Good move and I appreciate very much. But at the mean time, try to get all the culprits of JO on corruption charges as you promised Mr. President

    Be Fair Tuesday, 03 January 2017 05:56 PM

    I will bet 4 wheels of a VW, this plant is only a political gilmat. [That's the fact]

    Anura Mendis Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:52 PM

    there are no volkswagan officials presentsee the logo , no volkswagan anywhere.this is a gilmart to bring down vechicals in knockdown condition and assemble here.similar to panda or miro

    Sathyapala Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:14 PM

    Why aren't any German nationals participating in this ceremony.

    Bala Tuesday, 03 January 2017 07:15 PM

    As the name implies it is an ASSEMBLY plant. Not a VW manufacturing plant. This is similar to existing plant manufacturing Panda Geelo Rexton with imported parts from China. Minimum or No value input.

    Hewa Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:50 PM

    think always don't negative

    Sharon Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:40 PM

    How many employees Are those Sri Lankans or ETCA Indians via DM iOS App

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:39 PM

    You think VW is wasting their time on our "Political Gilmart" ?

    ANTON Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:19 PM


    Sumal Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:19 PM

    JO was telling government not even procured land. Difficult to digest.

    Kale Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:19 PM

    I hope they bring their own generators, water supply etc., otherwise they will be stopped more than working.

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