Govt. abandons Negombo lagoon sea plane project

Thursday, 10 March 2011 00:45 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Colombo: The Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Rajitha Senaratne revealed that the government had abandoned the project to land sea planes in the Negombo lagoon.

The Minister revealed this in parliament yesterday in response to a proposal moved by the opposition parliamentarian of the Gampaha District Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana.

The Minister said that the government abandoned the project following discussions with all the stakeholders. He further said that the debating about a non-entity was a waste of time and it should be probed why the parliamentary staff was forwarded the proposal.

The proposed project to develop the Negombo lagoon for landing sea planes met with wide spread protests from people of the area.

The fishermen operating in the Negombo lagoon protested the government’s plans to launch a sea plane project in the lagoon.