Sri Lanka, April 8 -- By Nishel Fernando

The government expects the legislation of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill to be completed before end of this month, which will declare Colombo Port City (CPC) as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), while granting sweeping powers to the proposed commission.

"The bill is scheduled to be placed before Parliament by the third week of this month. After the due process of obtaining the observations of the Supreme Court, the bill will be taken up by Parliament for debate. I hope and expect this legislation will be a reality by the end of this month," Secretary to President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara revealed yesterday.

He was delivering the keynote speech of a webinar organised by local think tank ...