The All-Ceylon General Port Employee Union has directed a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requesting the government to halt the decision to sell an invaluable land area of 15 acres near the Colombo Port, facing the proposed Colombo Port City Project.
In the letter, Port employees questioned the President on how outsourcing port services through China, fits the best interests of the public at a time when Sri Lanka is obtaining USD loans from Bangladesh.
Speaking to NewsRadio General Secretary of the Union, Niroshan Gorakanage said the Colombo Port is one of the main sources of foreign exchange.
He said employees are displeased with the government’s decision making, where many services within the supply division are planned to be outsourced to Chinese companies.
Gorakanage hoped for a favorable response from the government, since it is their duty to protect the country’s assets for future generations.