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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (7) revoked the agreement under which lands in Sampur were allocated for the Board of investment of Sri Lanka to commence investment projects, the President’s Office said.

These lands would be released for the resettlement of people who were displaced in terrorist atrocities in the area. President Maithripala Sirisena signed the relevant Gazzette Notification last evening releasing the land in Sampur area which was earlier allocated to Board of Investment for resettlement activities.

Commenting on this TNA Member of Parliment S. Sumanthiran said that this land area in Sampur would be utilized for the resettlement of displaced people in the area. The previous government had allocated lands for the BoI for investment projects, the statement added.

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  • Joe rajah Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:14 PM

    Mr. president first time I am proud of my birth place. You are reincarnation of Buddha. God bliss you

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:29 AM

    THIS IS A GREAT ACTION, MR.PRESIDENT. This shows why we need an Executive President, someone who is elected from all the voters of the country, able to act independently to play fair by all communities.

    Wele Vidane Sunday, 10 May 2015 08:35 AM

    Is this a bribe?

    Chandra Seneviratnr Sunday, 10 May 2015 08:27 AM

    BOI just grabs lands with no plans for what these lands to be used .Not a single project of national importance has been set up since the lands being acquired . State should vigilant and cautious in allocating lands for BOI which has lost its purpose and seemingly no semblance revival. is seen other than to fund for political aconites.

    raj Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:52 AM

    there are politicians who do not like your way of improving the law and order, and caring about people regardless of their races and ethnicities

    raj Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:51 AM

    Sir, you have proven again that you are president of people of Sri Lanka

    Esala Saturday, 09 May 2015 10:22 PM

    Hey. Duminda are your father sinhala ask from M.......you are the henchman, what happened to lands belongs to sinhala people in north.

    Maya Saturday, 09 May 2015 03:06 PM

    So is it okay for the state to confiscate your land and home for the same reason ?

    visjayapalan@gmail.com Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:52 PM

    This is the first time a Sinhalese leader behave like the leader of the whole Island.This is the first Time Tamils see light at the end of the tunnel, .

    samaraweera Friday, 08 May 2015 03:53 PM

    verry good idea for re settlement tamils

    Fernando Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:35 PM

    Show us what BOI mega projects kicked off under regime last time?. All in beautiful paper only. Except China investments with huge interest with no long term benefits to nation, Jayawewa!!!!!

    Duminda Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:31 PM

    Hey! who is this henchman?. Peoples land must return rightfully. Not robbed as done before.

    podimalli Saturday, 09 May 2015 10:23 AM

    people should live first.after that cosier BOI via DM Android App

    D2W Saturday, 09 May 2015 09:14 AM

    NODI KOHOMADA NEDA SIRISENAM

    M Susiriwardana Saturday, 09 May 2015 08:00 AM

    No! Why not let cronies to bag some more (to their accounts) by allocating valuable land despite new investments and jobs generated or not!!!

    Dr K..Amirthalingam Friday, 08 May 2015 04:55 PM

    Very good move by the President. All IDPs should return to their native places

    Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 08 May 2015 04:43 PM

    Yeah forget the BOI factories and job creations, please give them to your henchmen especially those who propping you. JAYAWEWA!


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