Foreign Affairs DM speaks of Port City and SL’s former envoy to Russia (Watch Video)

Foreign Affairs DM speaks of Port City and SL’s former envoy to Russia (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

27 Mar, 2015 | 9:49 pm

While addressing the reporters on Friday, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera said that the government’s stance regarding the Colombo Port City Project has not changed during the President’s visit to China.

The deputy minister further stated that no detailed discussion over the Port City had taken place with the Chinese President or any of the Chinese officials.

He also stated that President Maithripala Sirisena had not mentioned that an agreement was reached to re-commence the Colombo Port City Project.

The deputy minister added that the Sri Lankan government is considering its stance on the Colombo Port City Project as the government will look into the various environmental and legal issues and take a decision in the future.

The Deputy Minister also commented on the investigations being held over Sri Lanka’s Former envoy to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga’s alleged involvement in a weapons deal.

Speaking on the matter, he said that he does not know the certainty of the complaint filed by the Government of Ukraine.

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera added that if investigations prove that a wrong has been committed by Udayanga Weeratunga, that will be reason for serious punishment according to Sri Lankan Law and International Law.

He added that, based on the information that he has, Udayanga Weeratunga had been operating a restaurant in Ukraine for a long period and has had connections with Ukraine as a person who speaks Russian.


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