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No move to sell BOC HQ to foreigner: Nivard Cabral

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There is no move to sell off the Bank of Ceylon Headquarters in Fort which is popularly known as ‘ Pittu Bambuwa’ to a foreign buyer, Minister of Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabral told Parliament today.

“The Opposition has misled the public stating the government is to sell the Bank of Ceylon Headquarters to a foreign buyer. This is completely false,” the State Minister said.

He said that the Opposition was making false allegations with the objective of implying that the Bank of Ceylon which had been a prime state bank was on the verge of collapse. "Misleading the public in this manner will have a negative effect on the economy. Therefore I sincerely request the Opposition not to mislead the public and support us to revive the country’s economy,” he said.(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 4

  • Borat Tuesday, 09 February 2021 09:29 PM

    No smoke without fire

    Sambo Wednesday, 10 February 2021 08:55 AM

    Our country is half sold to India and China. But we yet talk big and celebrate Feb 4th.

    Jude Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:21 AM

    Our Capital markets runs like a Casino, gov't enterprises cannot be revived or reformed!! Why we've a Minister in charge !?? Huh!!

    Kathir Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:47 PM

    Sri Lankan gouvernent should answer to India and United States on three Islands close to Jaffna and Rameswaram given to Chinese companies for energy solar systems.Is Sri Lanka delebrately pulling India for any war ? The Island Pungidutheevu

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