He was answering a question raised under the Standing Orders 23(2) today at the parliament.
According to him, an oil refinery, electricity power plant, dockyard, and a cement factory will be set up within the new industrial zone. A committee has been appointed to look into the acquisition of lands and no temple or archeological land will be damaged.
Further, the Premier answering the MPs joined the debate pointed out that the people of Hambantota did not vote for me. I can easily forget it. But, I’m doing this as there is an unemployment problem in the country, he added.