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I didn’t entertain requests to give ECT: Maithripala Sirisena

22 January 2021 02:20 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President Maithripala Sirisena stated that despite requests of control over the Colombo Port's East Terminal by foreign corporations, he did not entertain such requests during his tenure as President. 

The former President made these remarks following an event held in Kalutara. 

"The Easter Container Terminal (ECT) was requested even while I was President. I stated clearly that that it is not possible. During my tenure as President, I made a vow at the Colombo Port to not let any foreign entity claim ownership of the terminal. It is the same stance borne by the the Sri Lanka Freedom Party as well. Therefore I cannot agree with the plans for the ECT. There were various problems within that government. There were many who expressed interest in this regard too. However I was able to control those efforts as best as I can, during that time," the former President said.

  Comments - 8

  • Leo Friday, 22 January 2021 02:44 PM

    Good old Maithripala Sirisena, he accepts that there were various problems within that government in which he was the President.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 22 January 2021 02:46 PM

    In a nut shell, you did nothing. A big mistake we made in 2015. We keep making mistakes by electing misfits.

    Sokrates Friday, 22 January 2021 02:57 PM

    You are just a failed president like Trump.

    Siri Friday, 22 January 2021 03:01 PM

    I am sure all patriotic Sri Lankans will be most grateful for that gesture, inspire of some of your shortcomings. Because it's a case of National importance and nothing to do with party politics.

    Ups Friday, 22 January 2021 03:39 PM

    Both previous and present regimes trying to sell something by one name of other for run the government and collect some commissions

    Saranga W Friday, 22 January 2021 04:02 PM

    Everyone is playing nationalist card and populist politics with the economy SL remains poor until these parties and Seeya's running the country alone with the current clergy who knows nothing but the nationalism

    Milinda Friday, 22 January 2021 06:32 PM

    The people of Srilanka do not believe in what you say. At the next election you too will be shown the exit door like what happened to Ranil Wickramasinghe. Chandrika will go all out to get rid of you to take control of the SLFP.

    Roshan is Friday, 22 January 2021 09:26 PM

    Eaglemaithri is back talking tough. But Sri Lanka need investment

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