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Port City to become Chinese Colony after enacting bill – Anura Kumara Dissanayake

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The Colombo Port City will become a Chinese Colony after enacting the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill in Parliament which would authorise the Port City to function devoid of common law of the country, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference that the said Bill which was included in the Order Paper of Parliament would empower the President to appoint a Colombo Port City Economic Commission which includes five or seven members named by him.

“The Port City will not come under any governing body such as a Pradeshiya Sabha or Municipal Council. It will come under the President appointed Colombo Port City Economic Commission comprising of five or seven members. These members will be empowered with special financial powers and judicial immunity. This zone will function as a separate territory,” he said.

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