Protests in Sri Lanka in support of Indian farmers

Protests in Sri Lanka in support of Indian farmers

Protests in Sri Lanka in support of Indian farmers

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jan, 2021 | 8:07 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Protests were staged in Sri Lanka in support of Indian farmers involved in demonstrations against the amendment of India’s farm laws.

Indian farmers have been staging demonstrations against the amendments citing that it would favour large scale companies such as the Adani group.

One protest had been organized by civic groups in Trincomalee.

“Attempts are being undertaken to give away a 49 percent stake of our port to the Adani Group under the name of investments,” Aruna Hemachandra, the convenor of the Voice of the Eastern People noted.

Another protest was organized in Hatton by the Movement for Land Rights in the Central Region.

The Indo-Sri Lanka People’s Cooperation movement also held a protest opposite the Indian Assistant High Commission in Kandy.

“We must build up a public force to defeat these attempts,” Ranjith Wijesinghe, the convenor of the Indo-Sri Lanka People’s Cooperation Movement said.

The Indo-Sri Lanka People’s Cooperation movement had organized a protest opposite the Negombo Main Bus Station as well.

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