Postpone vote on Port City Economic Commission Bill; Religious Leaders

Postpone vote on Port City Economic Commission Bill; Religious Leaders

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 May, 2021 | 6:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Religious leaders have called for the vote on the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill to be postponed.

Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo speaking to reporters on Wednesday (19) called on the government to postpone this vote.

“Are the proposed amendments going to be included after the passage of the bill?,” said the Venerable Thero stressing that dual citizens should never be appointed to the Colombo Port City Commission.

“What is the urgency to secure the passage of this bill at a time when the country is facing a pandemic?.” questioned His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith adding the vote must be postponed and due consideration must be given to the people’s issues.

He said Sri Lanka will become a Chinese Colony while the Venerable Thero said the government must ensure the country remains as it is.

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