New Fortress LNG Deal : Allied parties to take their case to the people

New Fortress LNG Deal : Allied parties to take their case to the people

New Fortress LNG Deal : Allied parties to take their case to the people

Written by Amani Nilar

23 Oct, 2021 | 7:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); 11 Political Parties affiliated with the government say if they are not given an opportunity to discuss matters surrounding the controversial LNG deal with the executive, they will be compelled to take their case to the people.

11 government parties made a written request to the President to provide an opportunity to discuss the matter, which was later turned down.

The request had been made by the Democratic Left Front (DLF), the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), the National Freedom Front (NFF), the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU), Ape Jana Bala Pakshaya, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), National Congress, Eksath Mahajana Party, Sri Lanka Communist Party, the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya and the Yuthukama National Organization.

When these parties met again on Saturday (23), Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara told reporters that the 11 parties within the government maintain their position against the proposed agreement surrounding the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant.

Despite not being awarded an opportunity to meet the President to discuss the matter, Nanayakkara said “It isn’t over, yet”.

Minister Udaya Gammanpila said they hope to raise the matter at Sunday’s (24) party leaders meeting.

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