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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that the government had not reached an agreement over the Hambantota Harbour and the Industrial Zone.

He said the government would not reach an agreement which would be harmful for the country’s heritage and dignity or in violation of the Constitution, with any foreign country or institution.

“If the government reached an agreement with any country or institution, it would be done in a transparent manner and only after preparing the basics of the agreement. The agreement would be presented to the Attorney General, Cabinet and Parliament once the preliminary preparations were made,” he said, speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).

He said the people had elected him as the country’s main servant and placed their trust in him two years ago. “I will not betray that trust no matter what,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Missaka Friday, 06 January 2017 08:19 AM

    Is the Agreement and Deal (what MR. Malik Samarawickrama says) in this regard are two different things?

    Lankesh Friday, 06 January 2017 09:52 AM

    pooh. you are just clueless.

    DG Friday, 06 January 2017 12:53 PM

    President has appointed his advisor into the evaluation committee it was reported. It is good and he should examine it thoroughly to look at business plan to see why lease period can not be less than 50 years and about revenue streams to the government and retain harbor entry pilot services with us. Being a huge asset with no revenue it should be leased and what else to do.

    shanthapriya Friday, 06 January 2017 01:05 PM

    If our country is to implement a new project, there will be 03 segments who looks it at in different angles 1) MS and SLFP 2)MR and JO 3 RW and UNPFinally we citizens get nothing (whether it is good or bad)


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