HC Deb 25 June 1907 vol 176 c1133
MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Colonial Office proposes to sanction the construction by private enterprise of railways to Ratnapura, Manaar, and Badullah Passara, in order to meet the requirements of the planters of tea, cocoa, and rubber in Ceylon.


No, Sir; the lines in question, if and when made, will be, like other railways in Ceylon, made and owned by the Colonial Government.