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Parliament, Feb. 22 (Daily Mirror)- The government refuted any plans to provide the Galle Face 'Aragalaya site' where the 'GotaGoGama' agitation was held, to establish a casino.

Chief Government Whip and Urban Development Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the government had not taken any decision to provide the 'Aragalaya site' to establish a casino as alleged by NPP MP Vijitha Herath.

He said a proposal had been received from Barl Investment Pvt. Ltd. for a mixed investment project at Baladaksha Mawatha, Colombo 03 and that an MoU had been signed with the investor on February 16, 2024.

The Minister said the investor had deposited a fee of USD 10,000 in rupees with the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and that steps have been taken to obtain the valuation report on the land.

He said however, the particular investment project had not yet been approved.


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  • ROSH Thursday, 22 February 2024 02:17 PM

    Of course we need another gambling den for the for the crooks who bankrupt my country. We need to build the international escort agency to provide services to crooks like him. Also we can build a gym for overweight parlimantarians and also nutritional centre before entering casino site

    Sunil Thursday, 22 February 2024 02:30 PM

    Prasanna Yama rajjuruwo is waiting for you

    Got to Go Thursday, 22 February 2024 03:04 PM

    Will they call it the GG casino - Gota Go Casino? After all his organic fertiliser gamble was perhaps one of the biggest risks he took.

    Ranapala Dewasri Thursday, 22 February 2024 03:26 PM

    This Kaalakanniya still talking rubbish after convicted for Kappam? See the strength of the LEGAL SYSTEM in SL? Kappama is still a Gon minister taking Pin Padi and eating Pin Bath!

    sam Thursday, 22 February 2024 04:26 PM

    Open up casinos wherever possible

    Mohan Thursday, 22 February 2024 04:38 PM

    If a Govt. minister is refuting, then it must be true

    raj Soma Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:39 PM

    If this is a true what he says, I welcome it.. We don't need Casino's , Brothels to attract Visitors. We need good planning , management and protection in tourist Industry as well in other National projects..Introduce laws to confiscate Money, property etc if caught taking bribe , selling drugs with hash punishments .

    Michael Choo Friday, 23 February 2024 10:35 AM

    We need integrated resort, not just a casino and probably not many casinos. This must be a iconic landmark for the country.

    Kps Thursday, 22 February 2024 09:55 PM

    Great reserve the space for coming “Aragalaya “

    Kps Thursday, 22 February 2024 09:55 PM

    Great reserve the space for coming “Aragalaya “

    Sambo Friday, 23 February 2024 08:15 AM

    This country is governed by a bunch of most corrupted and uneducated who only knows how to steal and talk big. This the worst government we have had since gaining independence.

    Nandapala Gankabara Friday, 23 February 2024 03:44 PM

    Sambo, please add unelected, refused and convicted criminals are politicains and are ruling good people.


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