Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Opposition again questions about tender to build the port city in Colombo
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 01:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe today again questioned about the Colombo Metropolitan Regional Structural Plan under which a new port city is to be built adjacent to the Colombo South harbor.

The Opposition Leader said that there is an allegation about a fraud of US $ 300 million and demanded to submit the relevant documents pertaining to the project to the parliament. He also questioned the tender from China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC).

Responding to the Opposition Leader, the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said that a load of documents would be needed to be brought to reply the question.

The Opposition Leader protested PM's response and demanded the relevant files submitted to the parliament.

Government Chief Whip Dinesh Gunawardena asked the Opposition Leader to understand the tender process.

The Opposition Leader has raised the issue questioning the deal on several occasions in parliament.

The Speaker said the question would be answered later after studying it.

The total investment cost of the project is estimated at US$ 1.34 billion, and this amount is to be invested by the China Communication Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC), which had submitted an unsolicited proposal for the project.

The Port City to be built off Colombo's shore by reclaiming around 400 acres of sea will consist of luxury hotels and apartment complexes, shopping malls, space for modern offices for corporate sector, leisure and recreational activities such as yacht marinas, formula tracks, etc.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Appeal against the acquittal of suspects in TNA MP's murder to be heard on February 16
-- [1 hour and 10 minutes ago]
SriLankan Airlines wins another award at the World Travel Awards World Ceremony
-- [1 hour and 41 minutes ago]
Prime Minister stresses need to promote Sri Lankan products
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
UNICEF report finds a major disparity in internet access between girls and boys in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Singer Sri Lanka inks partnership with Pan Asia Bank
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrest 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [4 hours ago]
State Minister Palitha Range Bandara acquitted from all charges
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka sharing and learning best practices from the region on resilient infrastructure
-- [5 hours ago]
U.S., Sri Lanka launch $ 2 million HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track efforts to end AIDS in Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Minister praises Sri Lankan human rights activist on receiving Franco-German Human Rights award
-- [6 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.