However he said the new Government has decided to do away with night racing and casinos and make the port city an economic hub in the region. He said that the former Government was to use the port city to promote night racing and casinos. The Colombo port city, once completed, will compete against Dubai and Singapore as an economic hub, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.Speaking at the UNP May Day rally in Colombo today, the UNP leader said that the agreement on the port city project has been amended. Wickremesinghe also said that the former regime had given port city land deeds but the new Government amended that clause in the agreement and gave the land on a 99 year lease. (Colombo Gazette)

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