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Leasing out Arcade Independence Square: Reveal lease agreement-JVP

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While claiming that open tenders should be called for when leasing out a state property, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today urged the Government to reveal the lease agreement pertaining to the leasing out of Arcade Independence Square to Softlogic Holdings for a period of 10 years.

He told Parliament that the Government should inform Parliament whether open tenders were called for when leasing out the building and the list of bidders who had offered biddings and the list of bids they had offered.

Mr. Dissanayake said when a state property was leased out, it should be given to the highest bidder.

He said the Government should also reveal who took the decision to lease out the building.

He said this was also a transaction similar to the sugar and coconut oil deal as the owner of this company was also in the circle of the businessmen linked to the Government. ( Ajith Sriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Somaweera Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:01 PM

    Did JVP scrutinize the Hambantota Port deal with China ? Was it after an open tender ? Did the kangaroo court in Temple Trees sit in judgenent?

    FF Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:36 PM


    Yeti Wednesday, 24 March 2021 11:34 PM

    As usual living in the stone age. Government to private company deals like this happen all the time in developed countries. They must be given a tour in Singapore with tax payer money to get them out of this cave mentality.

    Jude Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:36 AM

    Hello with money, power and connections anything And everything is possible in the miracle of Asia !! Yeah !!

    Ranaweera Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:48 AM

    Odel will do a good job there.

    Michael Ranasinghe Thursday, 25 March 2021 06:45 AM

    When has this regime been transparent and accountable ??

    Ravi Thursday, 25 March 2021 07:46 AM

    If some one is doing something good, JVP is their to stop it.

    Leo Thursday, 25 March 2021 10:26 AM

    Otherwise how can they blame 72 years and suck up to the western nations?

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