Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had said that the construction work of the seaport at Hambantota has been limited to words, Minister Chamal Rajapaksa said. He said Tylvin Silva too has expressed a similar idea. The Minister said he will invite Tylvin Silva to the Hambantota seaport when it is filled, to have a sea water bath.
The first phase of the seaport at Hambantota will be completed by October and filled with water and the first ship will leave the seaport in December, the Minister of Port and Civil Aviation Chamal Rajapaksa said addressing a meeting held at Poulier Watta, Ambalantota yesterday.
The Minister pointed out that 28 industrial ventures will be set up providing jobs for the youths of the Southern Province and adjoining districts.
Tissamaharama electorate is the only electorate in Sri Lanka where a seaport and an airport will be constructed.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 source news.lk