PROTEST OPPOSITE INDIAN HC AGAINST ADANI GROUP

PROTEST OPPOSITE INDIAN HC AGAINST ADANI GROUP

PROTEST OPPOSITE INDIAN HC AGAINST ADANI GROUP

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Jan, 2021 | 7:06 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Frontline Socialists Party together with Civil & Political activists protested opposite the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka against the process to involve India’s Adani Group for the development of the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port.

Further, the protest was held in support of the demonstration taking place in India by farmers against the Central Government’s decisions to amend several laws to benefit corporations including the Adani group.

“70 people who opposed the move to release lands to the Adani Group have been killed in India,” said Pubudu Jagoda from the Frontline Socialists Party.

He said all forces in Sri Lanka must unite to oppose the disaster which can be caused by Indian corporations.

General Secretary of the JVP told a gathering, that activists in the country are compelled to launch to struggle to save the Colombo Port from Gotabaya, who was elected to save the country.

The government is selling national resources to settle the country’s debt, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Secretary Tilvin Silva has said.

“In 2021 we have to settle 5.8 billion as debts,” Silva noted.

He added that the government is attempting to sell off its valuable resources including oil tanks, harbours, and airports to foreign entities to settle the debt.

The JVP secretary pointed out that the government has declared ports as an essential service to control public demonstrations.

“If the port services are essential, why are they selling the port?” Silva queried.

Commenting on the situation surrounding the East Container Terminal, Cabinet Spokesperson & Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella said the matter is currently being discussed between the President and the Trade Unions.

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