Sat, 04 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

ECT won’t be sold or leased out

1 February 2021 12:07 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

  • All Cabinet ministers were opposed to alienation of ECT
  • Nothing for port workers to worry
  • Alienation of national assets was the policy of the UNP

By Aneesha Manage- Tangalle

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the  East Container Terminal of Colombo would neither be sold off nor leased out, and therefore the port workers on strike had nothing to worry.

Making some brief remarks to the media at his Tangalle Carlton residence, he said the alienation of national assets was the policy of the United National Party (UNP), and therefore, there was no mandate for the present government to proceed with such policies.  He said almost all the Cabinet ministers were opposed to alienation of the ECT to another party. “Had the port workers talked to me, I could have explained everything to them,” he said.  

 

  Comments - 0


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter