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Objections were mostly for selling ECT than WCT: Keheliya

Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today that there were more objections for foreign involvement in the East Container Terminal (ECT) than the West Container Terminal (WCT) due to the ECT being an already completed facility.

He stated this in response to a question posed by a journalist on how the government would cope with the opposition of the clergy and trade unions for foreign investments in Container Terminals.

“It was one of the opinions of the TUs to develop the WCT with foreign investments instead of the ECT. The WCT is still under construction and could provide a better investment. However, we as a democratic government will listen to the public and reach an understanding which would be profitable for the country,” he said.

He further stated that the percentage of ownership for all investors has not been decided yet but the appointment of a negotiating committee is in position to ensure that there’s no injustice.