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    Strategic Development Project Act: Two Gazettes passed Featured

    April 26, 2014

    The two Gazettes (Nos.2 & 3)under the Strategic Development Projects Act were passed with a majority in Parliament yesterday.

    The Gazette No.2 was passed with a majority of 68 votes. 112 members voted in favour while 44 members voted against. 69 members were absent.

     

    Gazette No.3 was passed with a majority of 65 votes. 109 members voted in favour while 44 members voted against. 72 members were absent.

     

    The two Gazettes under the Strategic Development Projects Act were related to the Gazettes on John Keells Holidays' Investment on an integrated tourism resort in Colombo and Crown Ltd's investment on a hotel project in Colombo.

     

    The two Orders under the Strategic Development Projects Act were passed with a majority in Parliament yesterday.

     

    The votes for the two Orders were taken separately. The first Order was passed with a majority of 68 votes. One hundred and twelve members voted in favour while 44 members voted against.

     

    Sixty nine members were absent. The second Order was passed with a majority of 65 votes. One hundred and nine members voted in favour while 44 members voted against. Seventy two members were absent.

     

    The two Orders under the Strategic Development Projects Act were related to the Gazettes on John Keells Holidays' Investment on an integrated tourism resort in Colombo and Crown Ltd's investment on a hotel project in Colombo.

     

    The UNP, TNA, DNA and the JHU voted against. JHU members Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera voted against. Ven. Ellawala Medananda Thera was absent.

     

    The divisions were asked by name by Acting Opposition Leader John Amaratunga and DNA MP Sunil Handunnetti.

     

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