COLOMBO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that there was no corruption involved in a multi billion dollar Port City Project in the island nation.
The Sri Lankan government also said that the only concern was if the proper procedures had been followed.
The Colombo Port City Project solely financed by the China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) was temporarily suspended by the new Sri Lankan government last month after concerns were raised over some aspects of the project.
However, speaking to journalists in the capital Colombo, Deputy Minister of Highways Eran Wickramaratne said that the investigation launched by the government was not against the Chinese funded project but was to probe whether the former government had followed the proper procedures before approving the project.
The 1.4 billion U.S. dollars Port City project is Sri Lanka's biggest foreign investment and the government last month granted approval to construct the breakwater of the project after the Chinese company in charge raised concerns over parts of the project being washed away in high tide.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently reviewing the project said that a decision on the future of the project will be announced after the necessary documents and approvals are submitted by the relevant departments.