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Attorney General today requested more time from the Court of Appeal to inform the government’s stance over the Colombo Port City project.

The Attorney General made the request subsequent to a writ application filed by the Centre for Environment Justice seeking an order to halt the Colombo Port City project.

Accordingly the Court of Appeal directed the Attorney General to file a report regarding the government’s stance on the project on June 15.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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  • Mason Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:13 PM

    Abandon this project. This is a wholesale sell out to China.

    Sisira Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:20 PM

    AG might as well ask time until after the elections.

    Hiran Gunawardena Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:36 PM

    Yeah keep talking soon we will be able to set up wild life parks on these half finished projects once shrubs over grown. Good luck Srilanka via DM Android App

    sam Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:27 PM

    Better decide fast before China decide to screw us in Style.

    Push Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:03 PM

    Even if the Port City Project is a totally worthless one from Sri Lanka’s point of view now that it has come a long way a responsible and professional Government has to look at the situation from an international perspective politically and financially. It’s beneficial in the long run to act with patience in order to keep the equilibrium in all spheres.

    Bala Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:10 PM

    The concept and project is not bad but the terms are atrociously in favour of China and the damage to environment very serious. Also no infrastructure on waste disposal and utilities. This is not the time for this when there is so much needed in the villages like small bridges and minor roads for better quality of lfe for common folk.

    Push Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:12 PM

    Best way to prevent occurrence of this kind of things in the future is for the people to elect intelligent people with good hearts and brains to run the country.

    Push Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:20 PM

    However much we don’t like this project now that it has commenced constructions, the government has to act professionally. Just because the previous people made blunders for their personal financial gains, a responsible government should keep to that standard. All international financial factors, social and political issues and most importantly environmental impact issues should be studied in great detail before the green light is given for the go ahead of the project.

    Tikiri Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:20 AM

    Do you have an alternative ? The Chinese Gov. is the biggest investor in Sri Lanka

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:16 PM

    The project should be abandoned altogether as it is a real sell-out of the country to the Chinese who will also have power over the sea around the port city where they will have a free hold land to do whatever they want. There should be a curse on MR and his family for this great betrayal whilst at the same time calling themselves "patriots"

    cristo Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:47 PM

    Too true get the basics sorted , thennyou can tinker with such vanity projects once you have a healthy stable economy in which all people feel they have benefitted.


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