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Several conditions favourable to the country had been recommended by the Cabinet Sub Committee appointed to study the contents of the Hambantota Harbour Lease Agreement, Minister Susil Premajayantha said.

Minister Susil Premajayantha is a member of the Sub Committee.

“Decreasing the 99 year lease period, the ratio of shares to 50 percent or to a close proportion, security of the harbour, leasing on partnership basis with China, jurisdiction under Sri Lanka are some of the amendment recommended by the committee,” he said.

However, the agreement had been signed in a hurry before the committee report could be presented, he said.

“Although provisions are included for amendments in the agreement a signed agreement can be amended only by mutual consent,” he said.

“Meanwhile, arrangements are also being made to lease out the Trincomalee harbour to India. The country would have to face difficult situations by transferring two main harbours on either sides of the country to foreign nations,” he said. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 12

  • Mahila Monday, 14 August 2017 04:44 AM

    No mutual consent, then there will be no agreement on the port lease or any amendments. No difference.

    Tom and Jerry Monday, 14 August 2017 07:12 AM

    What did you all consider when building it? You did not even know there was a huge rock in the water! $ 36 m. additional was needed to get rid of it!! That means another loan!!!!!

    Dr MN Perera Monday, 14 August 2017 08:16 AM

    Then what you still doing in the government enjoying all the perks? Pls stop boru show.

    yahiya Monday, 14 August 2017 08:59 AM

    He was in education major corruption

    Nic Monday, 14 August 2017 09:27 AM

    Why are you telling us now? You are a cabinet minister - you should have raised this issue at the relevant cabinet meetings and sort the collective support of your colleagues to await any reports you are now talking about. I hope you had the gal to cast a dissenting vote on the Port deal within the cabinet. Regardless you are bound by the decision of the cabinet and the buck stops there. You and Wijedasa should step down and out.

    Premalal Monday, 14 August 2017 12:22 PM

    What a pathetic man. Kept silent until the signing and now it looks like he is oscillating towards the MR camp.

    Pxxxxx Monday, 14 August 2017 12:42 PM

    Susil please leave your job if you are disagreed.We all know this is another drama only.

    Dickie bird Monday, 14 August 2017 12:43 PM

    Whining now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ceylon Monday, 14 August 2017 12:59 PM

    this jumper looking for a good robery he tired without free big bucks. via DM Android App

    rew Monday, 14 August 2017 01:29 PM

    Where were you hiding 2005 to 2009? Disgraceful creep.

    Ajith Monday, 14 August 2017 02:11 PM

    No one care about committee reports, they are delaying or please opposition tactics.

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 14 August 2017 07:50 PM

    yes, clean man - but bad petrol?

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