Sri Lanka will not entertain unsolicited bids in future: Harsha

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka will not entertain unsolicited bids in the future, but a national procurement commission will call competitive tenders preventing corruption, Deputy Economic Development Minister Harsha de Silva said.

"In the future a company will not be able to build a road where they want or dig a tunnel where they want," de Silva told reporters. "

There will be no flyovers built in Hambantota where there is no traffic instead of Rajagiriya (in Colombo). It happened in the past because there was no priority list."

De Silva said the ending of unsolicited bids was a key move to end corruption.

The National Procurement Commission will be one of the independent commissions to be set up with the 19th amendment to the constitution involving Constitutional Council and a series of independent commissions.