The Volkswagen plant saga – the truth comes to light

The Volkswagen plant saga – the truth comes to light

By Staff Writer

Jan 05, 2017 | 5:24 pm

We previously revealed details on a vehicle assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya and its purported links to Volkswagen.

 

The matter, however was denied when News 1st made an official inquiry from Volkswagen.

 

Kartin Hohmann of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Corporate Communications informed News 1st that there are no plans for Volkswagen brand investment in Sri Lanka at this point of time.

 

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 19th of December 2015 expressed the following,

[quote]The new chairman of Volkswagen announced that the plant will be delayed in-order to ascertain the income, expenses and the investment. However the primary investment will be made by Senok, thereafter they will be coming in[/quote]

“.. We aim to boost income, today they opened the Volkswagen factory in Kurunegala, thousands of people will receive employment through this ..”  commented Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga.

Public representatives also expressed views regarding the establishment of a Volkswagen factory in Sri Lanka recently.

Public representatives also expressed views regarding the establishment of a Volkswagen factory in Sri Lanka recently.

According to the Times online, the German Embassy in Sri Lanka denies claims regarding an investment in Sri Lanka by German Auto manufacturer Volkswagen.

JVP Parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa speaking to News 1st exclusively said that Prime Minister has lied to the public regarding the Volkswagen and has taken steps to protect those linked to the central bank bond scam and also has taken steps to protect corrupt members of this government.

He went onto note that the Prime Minister has also allowed corrupt members of the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration to roam free.

If he is a leader who respects democracy and accepts the people’s mandate, then he should definitely apologize to the public for all these acts. The people will then decide what decision they should take during the next election ..” stressed JVP Parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa.

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