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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.(ANEESHA MANAGE)


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  • Contradictory statements from the government Monday, 01 February 2021 07:34 AM

    What is happening ? Sri Lankans need clarification.

    Nihal Monday, 01 February 2021 07:40 AM

    At last you realised that 99% of people of this country are deadly against Indians taking over the ECT.

    kudson Monday, 01 February 2021 07:51 AM

    kingdom of fools

    RoaringCreek Monday, 01 February 2021 08:04 AM

    Uncle, selling shares is also selling for ever.

    sympathizer Monday, 01 February 2021 08:08 AM

    I know the law Putha who can contest me as my word is law

    Sri Lankan Monday, 01 February 2021 08:32 AM

    Giving FREE? May I have a little piece, please?

    Ranaweera Monday, 01 February 2021 08:38 AM

    It is a good decision. We do not want Indians to run our ports. We can do it ourselves.

    Pantha Kumaran Monday, 01 February 2021 01:47 PM

    I am confused. President says something. PM says completely opposite. Who is fooling us.

    Saman from Sri Lanka Monday, 01 February 2021 02:09 PM

    Why not give to China? They are making western world notice us now. Before they only spoke about Sri Lanka smile. Now they are talking about our great world beating army.

    READER Monday, 01 February 2021 06:26 PM

    No selling No leasing but Investment. 49:51 all ways said. What difference now.

    Antony Jude Monday, 01 February 2021 07:57 PM

    But WCT could be sold or leased out to China. Good policy.


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