Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has called for a second round of tenders to lease two plots of land at the Colombo Port.
These two plots total about two acres per plot and there were about 12 bidders for the said properties belonging to the SLPA.
One of the bidders, the Colombo Dockyard PLC is said to have bid for the properties as well since they have been lobbying the SLPA for increased capacity to expand their operations at the Colombo Port. One of the plots is said to be in proximity to the Serendib flour mills and the other is within the port premises towards the De Saram Gate.
Previously the SLPA had called for a tender for three plots of lands including these two but only one was given out to another company said to be involved in distilleries. The remaining two are the ones that were retendered.(SD)