“We get the feeling that this government is stealing to challenge and defeat the stealing committed by the Rajapaksa regime. We cannot measure the size of stealing. There is no difference between big thieves and small thieves. These thieves who have devoured ships would say only a garlic pod has been stolen. However, what has been stolen is the funds of the people. Legal action should be carried out against all stealing whether they were committed at present or in the past,” says the Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath MP.
He said this speaking to the media at a press conference held at the head office of the JVP yesterday (8th). The Member of the Central Committee of the JVP Comrade Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa MP also was present.
Speaking further Comrade Vijitha Herath said, “The bond scam cannot be allowed to be swept under the carpet by punishing Minister Ravi Karunanayaka. There is an attempt to sacrifice Ravi Karunanayaka to get the treasure. Those who have got the treasure want to go scot free. We cannot allow that to happen. For, the treasure belongs to the people. It is people’s funds. The whole gang of thieves who plundered the treasure should be punished and the people should get back their money.
The government attempts to settle the matter by getting Ravi Karunanayaka to resign. We wouldn’t allow other thieves to go scot free. Government’s attempt is to sweep the crime under the carpet by getting Ravi Karunanayaka to resign. Minister Tilak Marapana resigned and the Avant Guard incident was swept under the carpet. We cannot allow the same thing to happen to the bond scam. All those who are involved in the scam should be brought before the law. Many names of powerful people are mentioned in connection with the crime. All those real planners and perpetrator of the crime should be revealed. We would continue our pressure to get them revealed and punished. The debate on the no-confidence motion should be taken immediately. We, as a party would vote for it.”
The JVP would enter the 2020 general election together with the strongest force that could develop the country says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.
He said this addressing at a meeting held at Ranna as part of the Hambanthota District programme of “District Exercise to build People’s Power” being held at present.
The programme of four days that would end today (7th) is participated by the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka, Political Bureau Members Comrade Lal Kantha, Comrade Sunil Handunneththi, Member of the North Central Provincial Council Comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe and Hambanthota District JVP Parliamentarian Comrade Nihal Galappaththi.
Comrade Anura Dissanayaka speaking further said, “The JVP would contest the 2020 general election together with the strongest people’s centre that could develop this country.
The local government elections will be held before 2nd December. People strongly believed thieves, fraudsters and the corrupt would be punished and such vices would be stopped. However, within one week of the formation of eh new government on 8th January, 2015 Basil leaves the country. I’m prepared to have a debae with him regarding what he stole from the people.
The rulers from ’85 have increased the debt of the country to 1050000 million. What has been done with the money obtained as loans? The Hambanthota Harbour, the Mattala Airport, Norochchollai power station and the Southern Highway has cost only 400 million. What have they done with money obtained as loans?
Earlier, we had a debt of US$1380 million and a harbour. Now we have a debt of US$1380 million and a sum of US$1120. What do they do with the money? A million dollars is necessary for an election. They want to build a few village roads, Money would be sent to divisional secretariat for their candidates to spend. This is how this money would be spent. The harbour was sold to find money to spend for the election. Their economic policy has become to trap the country in a debt trap and sell resources of the country.
Who is keeping Basil Rajapaksa’s money? It is with Thiru Nadeshan. I challenge the government to investigate Nadeshan’s bank accounts. They would never do it.
They have no communalism. They are not divided into political parties. They would never be divided as different political parties. However, they have taken measures to divide us as different political parties.”
Here are some photographs taken at meetings and gatherings at various places in the district: