JVP vows to exert pressure to stop Port City Project (Watch Video)

JVP vows to exert pressure to stop Port City Project (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

08 Feb, 2015 | 8:21 pm

Addressing a public rally held in Tangalle, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, affirmed that they would not allow for construction of the Colombo Port City to continue.

The JVP leader expressed the following views on the construction of the Colombo Port City:

”For the first time In Sri Lanka, 575 acres in front of Galle Face have been given to the Chinese to reclaim and build an island. They have simply given away 575 acres. In our country, there are laws governing the reclamation of paddy land or even swamps, but there is no law for land reclamation from the sea. First we need to introduce such a law. An environment impact report was not compiled. In order to reclaim 575 acres, there should be a bed of at least 1000 acres. An engineer told me that they will need 120 million cubes of stone alone. They have only got 20 million cubes of stone. They are not looking into where the stone is coming from. Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the cabinet had decided the day before yesterday to go ahead with this project. This is not why Rajapaksa was defeated. This is not why power was given to Ranil and Maithri. The reclamation of land from the sea must be stopped. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna will exert the necessary pressure to ensure that it is stopped.”

The procedure to secure the support of opposition MPs for possible constitutional amendments, was also criticized by the JVP Leader.

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