If ECT deal goes ahead there’s nothing stopping TUs from striking

If ECT deal goes ahead there’s nothing stopping TUs from striking

If ECT deal goes ahead there’s nothing stopping TUs from striking

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Jan, 2021 | 4:57 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Nawa Sinhala Ravaya National Organization has raised concerns over Adani Group making its way into the cabinet paper.

Venerable Magalkande Sudantha Thero, the General Secretary of the Nawa Sinhala Ravaya National Organization said when an investment is called for, an open tender process needs to be followed and in the absence of such a process, it is clear that malpractice is taking place.

‘We are told Rs. 15 Billion is to be divided among a collective of people as commission for this,’ alleged the Venerable Thero.

Venerable Magalkande Sudantha Thero, the General Secretary of the Nawa Sinhala Ravaya National Organization further claimed the agreement with Adani Group over the East Container Terminal is to be signed in due course.

If that happens there is nothing stopping all trade unions from staging strikes in the country, the Thero said.

Companies owned by several Sri Lankan politicians are to have a share in 49% of the East Container Terminal, said Venerable Angurugalle Jinananda Thero, the Executive Director of the  Buddhist Information Centre.

The Venerable Thero urged the president to name 100 politicians and confiscate their ill-gotten gains, and operate the government rather than selling off national resources.

The East Container Terminal saga is a sign of Indian intervention into Sri Lanka affairs, claimed the Frontline Socialists Party.

There are various factions trying various means to oppose the ECT deal, said Pubudu Jagoda, the FSPs Politburo Member.

He said the issue can only be solved with a collective effort from all factions including the farmer in India who oppose the Adani Group.

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