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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday met with Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay and conveyed the government’s interest in developing the West Container Terminal of Colombo Port together with India and Japan, informed sources said.

The message is to be communicated to New Delhi for consideration, they added. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Manage Wednesday, 03 February 2021 12:54 PM

    Now all Buddhist sinhalese are well aware of who are the traitors of our mother lanka.our patriotic people are totally disappointed with these wicked witches.

    Lanka Wednesday, 03 February 2021 12:56 PM

    We do not have any other options now . We are sandwiched in geopolitics of the region. Since 2010 this country did not develop any good foreign policy rather it has been fooled by many regional power . We have fooled by Chinese loans and now we are trapped in a huge debt . May God save this beautiful country. Only we can expect a divine intervention. Nothing else . Politicians have failed to deliver since 1948.

    Punchi Banda Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:00 PM

    The best way to exhaust and string along the Indians is signing contracts then nullifying them. This will detract India in engaging in any negative activity against us superior shinhala buddhists.

    Manage Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:12 PM

    Yes,today socalled chief minister and deputy chief minister Gotta and Mahinda gave their consent to their president Narendra modi to get rewards that srilanka is the most humble state of india.

    Raymon Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:18 PM

    We should tell India that we love to develop a port in India and can contribute immensely with the expertise we have in the management of East Terminal. If India is not convinced we could bring Chinese expertise .

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:27 PM

    Nangiwa pennala, Akka denna hadanawa waje vadak. Oya Medamulana 'gemban' wiswasa karanna bari ayun.

    Reddy Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:01 PM

    Hope India will tell them to shove it.

    Kumaran,Wattala Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:03 PM

    Did the SL govt obtain the permission from the Chinese govt for this arrangement. Otherwise it will be another fiasco.

    Ahamed Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:07 PM

    Now the situation is SL Government can't say simply as CAN'T..

    Kandy Budhist Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:24 PM

    Prez, PM are brave Leaders.

    Kathir Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:41 PM

    India should keep away from this project and leave it to china.India must focus on southern ports like Tutcorn and Danuskodi .

    Kathir Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:41 PM

    India should keep away from this project and leave it to china.India must focus on southern ports like Tutcorn and Danuskodi .

    Pako Wednesday, 03 February 2021 03:08 PM

    Tarzan and Jane going pension?? Where are all their chimpanzees?????

    Kathir Wednesday, 03 February 2021 03:36 PM

    Sri Lanka shoulid send a clear message to India that they can not impose any such demand on a sovereign country.

    Tired Wednesday, 03 February 2021 04:24 PM

    That applies for sovereign countries not to vassal states.

    BuffaloCitizen Wednesday, 03 February 2021 05:23 PM

    Indian thuggery against Sri Lanka must stop.

    Sammy Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:45 PM

    From East to West. What difference will it make for those who protest?

    muthu kesavan Thursday, 04 February 2021 02:00 AM

    Srilanka trapped in various problems because of narrow minded leaders who started anti tamil politics.

    Kathir Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:43 AM

    There is no condition whatsoever for India for insisting Sri Lanka to develop Colombo Port which is already done by Sri Lankan engineers.Sri Lanka can propose India to develop Indian ports instead.

    H. Vithanage Thursday, 04 February 2021 04:23 AM

    Throughout resent history India has been our greatest enemy. Our leaders must be strong enough to keep India away from interfering with our affairs.

    Mokan Sunday, 07 February 2021 06:28 PM

    Is China behind this ? Why dint the unions oppose Chinese development of other projects. How ever much we don’t like India, they are a democracy and less danger than China.

    J A Nihal Peiris Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:43 AM

    Port Authority Trade Unions Get Together UNITED At FIRSTLY And started this Campay Against EAST CONTAINER TERMINAL Later INFLUENCED BIKKUS INVOLVED Then ALL SRILANKANS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED THEM AT LAST PRESIDENT PM INVOLVED AND THEN CANCELLED GIVING OUT EASTERN PORT UNITED CAN SAFE GUARD SRILANKANS NATIONAL ASSESTS

    MUNAS Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:15 PM

    DONT WASTE EVERYBODYS TIME IF YOU WANT COMMISSION JUST ASK FOR IT. mahinda mama need money to feed the grandson we understand


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