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Port city project will resume under new agreement


The Government says the port city project at Galle Face will resume under a new agreement following an environmental assessment. State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the port city project deal is being renegotiated with China to ensure it meets the best interest of Sri Lanka. He said that the Government will sign more trade deals with China and also with India.

However he said Sri Lanka will not allow its soil to be used for military purposes against another country.

"We will not stop any projects. We will review them and resume them. In the port city project we will eliminate any corruption involved and resume the project," he said.

Senasinghe said that the Government will also have fresh deals with Korea to give employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in Korea.

The Government will also invite investors to setup projects in Sri Lanka under a clean and transparent agreement.