All agreements on the industrial zone in Hambantota project will be presented to the House for debate, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge told the Parliament yesterday.
He also said that the Parliament will be allowed to discuss and debate the incident took place at the Industrial Zone premises last Saturday.
Responding to a question from the Opposition, Prime Minister said that an oil refinery, a power plant, a dockyard, and a cement factory will also be set up within the zone.
He further said that preliminary decisions are supervised by a committee headed by Minister Sagala Ratnayake. “Former Speaker and MP Chamal Rajapaksa and Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera and Sajith Premadsa are also in the committee as the members. The committee is very keen on in the case of land acquisition. They will make sure to preserve all religious places and archeological lands in the area,” he said.
Premier Wickremesinghe also explained the House that President Maithripala Sirisena was also in the view of the project should go on and he had already asked it to be shifted to Polonnaruwa, if it is not to set up in Hambantota.