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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament that the German government has assured that the Volkswagen Company has not suspended work and therefore steps would be taken to establish an assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya soon.
The government information department quoting the Premier also said that within 2 years the factory will commence operations. “Volkswagen investment came to the country before 2015,” the Premier had said.
In response to a question, raised by opposition MP Udaya Gammanpila in Parliament, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam the Volkswagen agency in Sri Lanka has already purchased the selected land for the factory.
“The company has made an investment of 265 million US Dollars and it will create around 200 job opportunities,” Minister of Development strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickema said.
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  • Sapu Saturday, 19 December 2015 06:51 PM

    Stop acting like a fool and read some old articles. VW turned back when they were demanded bribes

    Sapu Saturday, 19 December 2015 06:52 PM

    VW investment is one of the biggest investments we lost under MR due to demanding bribes. RW was able to revive the project with Senok Holdings

    vw Saturday, 19 December 2015 09:48 PM

    What happened to hemalthall materny hospital in Galle

    Sam Sunday, 20 December 2015 06:12 PM

    Sir,Are you going to impose tax on these vehicles also?

    Citizen Saturday, 19 December 2015 03:31 PM

    Ha.....Ha......Ranil W himself admitting that Volkswagen investment came to the country before 2015 - that means during the previous regime....so no new concept or investment by this YAHAPALANAYA govt....
    Citizen

    Kapila Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:01 PM

    Is Volkswagen a German state owned company? hiks... These things are decided by economics not by Governments.. like in SL,

    Lankan Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:05 PM

    One wonders why the agreement was not inked under the previous regime then. Must have been because of the stellar diplomatic relations it was famous for.

    Police Junta King Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:20 PM

    Sure, It csn happened day time with dreams of yahspalana

    saman Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:21 PM

    The reality is Mr PM, after the infamous emission scandal, VW AG is struggling to survive as a brand. Their car sales have stalled around the world.

    Govinda Saturday, 19 December 2015 05:00 PM

    Yes you are right, but the previous govt. has to halt all for 2 years because of many thieves creeping in for oiling their palms.

    paddy Saturday, 19 December 2015 05:01 PM

    Well said

    TONY Saturday, 19 December 2015 06:21 PM

    WHAT THE PM SAID WAS THAT THEY WANTED TO COME EARLIER BUT WAS NOT ACCOMMODATED

    adhil nizam Saturday, 19 December 2015 06:23 PM

    Volkswagen was asked for HUGE bribes (over $5 Mil) by the Rajapaksha looters. Thats why they didnt build it earlier.


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