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India has demanded the full implementation of the agreement reached with Sri Lanka and Japan on the East Container Terminal (ECT).

The Indian High Commission in Colombo hit back after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told trade unions today that a cabinet paper will be submitted to ensure the East Container Terminal (ECT) is operated 100 percent by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

The Memorandum of Cooperation among the three Governments of Sri Lanka, Japan and India on the development of the East Container Terminal located in the Colombo South Port was signed in Colombo on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.



“I would like to reiterate the expectation of Government of India for expeditious implementation of the trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed in May 2019 among the Governments of India, Japan and Sri Lanka for the development of ECT with participation from these three countries,” a spokesperson at the Indian High Commission in Colombo told Citizen.

Here is the full statement issued by Indian High Commission in Colombo to Citizen,

"I have been asked how HCI views the reported decision of the Government of Sri Lanka to develop East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port solely by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

I would like to reiterate the expectation of Government of India for expeditious implementation of the trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed in May 2019 among the Governments of India, Japan and Sri Lanka for the development of ECT with participation from these three countries. The commitment of Government of Sri Lanka in this regard has been conveyed several times in the recent past, including at the leadership level. Sri Lanka cabinet also took a decision three months ago to implement the project with foreign investors. All sides should continue to abide by the existing understandings and commitment. "

- Spokesperson of the Indian High Commission in Colombo

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