Colombo Port City Project Will Go Ahead Despite Fishermen Protests

Colombo Port City Project Will Go Ahead Despite Fishermen Protests
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The Sri Lankan government dismissed protests by fishermen against the Colombo Port City Project funded by Chinese investors. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka states that the government has no special reason to halt the Colombo Port City Project and would go ahead with it.

He was referring to protest by fishermen in Negombo yesterday, alleging that dredging and sand mining from the seas around in their areas for the Colombo Port City Project was depriving them of a livelihood.

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Minister said that if the fishing communities were being adversely affected by the sand mining, the Government would take appropriate steps to give them compensations.

The fishermen are continuing their protest today. The protestors say that if the government continues with the dredging process, they would go for a fast unto death campaign.

The UNP MP for Gampaha Kavinda Jayawardena promised that he would arrange a discussion with the Prime Minister as soon as possible.  Prime Minister is out of the country, in Brussels, attempting a revival of GSP+ concessions.

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