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No final decision to give Colombo Port East Terminal to India: PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that a final decision has not been taken with regard to handing over the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India.

The UNP faction of the Yahapalanaya government made continuous attempts to operate the East Container Terminal, as a joint venture between Sri Lanka, Japan, and India.

However, upon the intervention of then President Maithripala Sirisena, the decision was suspended, and it was decided that the development of the terminal will take place under the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).