Sri Lanka port city project would create infrastructural and sewage disposal issues: Deputy Minister

Feb 26, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Chinese funded port city project would have infrastructural and sewage disposal issues once implemented, Deputy Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion said at an event held in Colombo. Much has been said in the recent weeks about the port city development in Colombo and I am not going to make any particular comment on that as the whole project is being reviewd, Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion said in Colombo yesterday.

But I do not know if you have realized, apart from the immediate environmental issues with the port city, when it is completed and in full flow there will be 300,000 people living on those 500 acres of land which is half the population of this city (Colombo),

Can you imagine this issues in terms of water, transport and also in terms of sewarage? he asked.

I had a short discussion with the mayor of the Colombo on it, and the one thing I told him very clearly is that there is no way in which the sewerage of that inquired land could be connect with the system presently of that we are using which is nearly 200 years old.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament