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The investor of the Western Automobile vehicle assembly project in Kuliyapitiya is said to be given a deadline of two months to set up the proposed vehicle assembly plant. This was revealed by Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama in parliament last morning. 

The project will be cancelled if the investor fails to go ahead with the project within two months’ time, Minister Samarawickrama stressed. 

Responding to a question raised by UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekera in the House, Minister Samarawickrama said the investor has been given open letters of credit to bring in equipment for the plant.

He said a sum of Rs.900 million has been invested for the setting up of roads, a training centre and other technical requirements.

MP Jayasekera then questioned as to as why only a training centre is being set up after giving assurances that Germany’s Volkswagen will set up a manufacturing plant. 

Also, he alleged that a paddy filed has been filled up to construct the proposed plant. 

Minister Samarawickrama said the investor will assemble another reputed brand of vehicles in the Kuliyapitiya factory. 

He said Volkswagan could not invest in the factory as there was an issue faced by the mother company in Germany. 

Also, he said there is no paddy filed in the said plot of land where the factory is being set up. 

Referring to the training centre, Samarawickrama said it will be used only to train the employees of the plant. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • Ronnie Bugger Friday, 21 June 2019 10:44 AM

    Who is this old slob trying to fool. In two months Parliament will get dissolved and elections called and this joker and his GURA will conveniently forget their fantasy project. Just dry up and go to hell, you washed out old fart.

    Voter Friday, 21 June 2019 10:50 AM

    Elections are coming... vehicle plants are coming again...

    The wonder of Asia Friday, 21 June 2019 10:51 AM

    Hope it is not a Muslims ! - If so - it is waiting to be torched at the next patriotic uprising !

    Sando Friday, 21 June 2019 10:51 AM

    Hope it will not be a 3 wheel Car.

    upula Friday, 21 June 2019 11:16 AM

    paddy filed - paddy field

    Roshanaly Friday, 21 June 2019 11:17 AM

    Election is coming closer, now they will slowly remember the promises they have made.

    Samson Friday, 21 June 2019 11:58 AM

    You have been fooling the people for nearly 4 years, when will we know the truth?`

    jaliya Friday, 21 June 2019 02:53 PM

    Rs.900 million has been invested for the setting up of roads, a training centre and other technical requirements ..... Good start for a donkey cart manufacturing plant, its good for the environment bad for the donkey's .. the two legged donkey.


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