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The joint opposition today accused the government of attempting sell a large block of land belonging to Sathosa at D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo 10 to an Indian Company belonging to a Tamil Nadu politician.

It said the previous government and trade ministers had continued to expand Sathosa assets but this government was keen to sell State properties.

“Most of the Indian companies are famous for ill-planned projects. An Indian company which was to initiate a project in Pulmudai has mentioned in its project report that water from an Indian river can be used for the project,” MP Bandula Gunawardena told a news briefing.

He said another valuable block of land belonging to the Trade Ministry and situated opposite the HSBC Global Service Centre in Rajagiriya has also been identified for sale to an Indian Company.

The MP said proposals were to be submitted to the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, he said the government’s move to handover historical buildings in Nuwara-Eliya, Kandy and Galle to an Indian Company for hotel projects would impact on World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • JAN Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:33 AM

    Fellow citizens lets get together to get rid of this government and elect a new fearless leader to prosper our all peoples via DM Android App

    Rondy Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:58 PM

    Yes, also Former Army HQ to Shangri-La Colombo outright ownership

    Sathosa Karu Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:51 PM

    I am working for Sathosa Mr. Bandula, I know your Aluthgamage came to our office and ordered 2500 Carom boards to be immediately transferred to Nawalapitiya for distribution and it was done. Any comments on this issue?

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:48 PM

    Mr. Bandula a new case will come up soon that Mahinda had robbed Sathosa lot of foodstuffs for his election campaign when he was the President. Be ready to answer that putha.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:46 PM

    Hay Bandula Sathosa was looted by Johnston and Aluthgamage what are you going to tell about this man?

    renu Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:46 PM

    Public consider him as a great liar

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:45 PM

    Bandula is suffering from PILES honestly, he should take treatment other-wise, he is in danger.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:43 PM

    The bunch of JO rotters will be sold to Etheophea very soon.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:38 PM

    Hay Bandula the bluffer, we will pack you and send to India soon, don't try to be too smart uttering lies.

    LOVE Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:23 AM

    At this rate, this government who loves INDIANS very much, will sell even the pavement very soon.

    Sincere Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:58 PM

    Oh thanks Bandula. Good that you warned us of this land sale. They might even sell the Gall Face to Chinese companies also!

    Kadiya Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:54 AM

    Funny, they haven't come up with: 'Govt. trying to sell the JO to Duterte"!!!!

    Lanki Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:33 AM

    This Bandula was a yes sir man under Rajapakse and when Rajapakse sold lands to Indians by taking bribe (by his son) never opened his mouth, now he is shouting. What a shameful character this person has.

    Leo Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:01 AM

    Lost politiceans like Bandula Weerawansa Vasudeva GL and even Dissanayake have to come up with something to just talk about. Its a vain effort to just remind people they ate still alive. Its a vain effort as its treated the same they talk or not. via DM Android App

    L.C Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:11 AM

    Sri Lanka President Vicepresident and all Minister will next the Parents and Wife via DM Android App

    Selvyn Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:50 PM

    We have been watching this poor desperate man with sympathy because he has not said anything convincive via DM Android App

    BV Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:05 PM

    Do you remember when you were in power that you sold the historic Army Head Quarters at Galle Face to India and China.Memories are short in politics is it?

    Bala Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:45 PM

    Do not mislead public. It is only leasing not selling. Only MR tried to sell outight Port City land and he gave indian and chinese the lease land for Krissh (Namal got Rs.75M for that) and land in H'tota for Shangri La and also the former Col Comm Land in Col 2 and Army HQ land. You are a real JOker.

    ceyl9n Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:00 PM

    very good decision.all government own business making people bankrupt with corruptionlazy work.privertise and make tax money which is 100% profit to state. via DM Android App


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