Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister Malik Samarawickreme have betrayed the country through the Sri Lanka – Singapore Agreement and the country could be saved from the doom it has been pushed to only through national unity says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.
Comrade Anura Dissanayaka made these observations speaking at a seminar under the theme “Is country protected through communalism or national unity?” organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) of the JVP at Balangoda on the 16th.
Speaking further the JVP Leader said, “Ranil Wickremesinghe and Malik Samarawickreme gave 400 acres belonging to the port as well as an additional 2900 acres to China for 99 years. We have no right for the area now. We have not even told the boundaries of the area given to China.
IOC uses 16 tanks out of the 103 tanks in oil tank farm in Trincomalee. All other are getting ruined. A cabinet paper presented by former minister Chandima Weerakkody to renovate 18 tanks to be used by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation was approved by the cabinet. Ranil Wickremesinghe presented a cabinet paper to negate this cabinet paper that was approved.
The agreement signed by Ranil and Malik with Singapore would jeopardize the industries in Sri Lanka. All our industrial products would be at risk. The agreement has made it possible to invade all our professional fields.
Now, with whom have we got to fight against? Is the fight between Muslim doctor and the Sinhalese doctor? Ranil and Malik have regarded our country as their backyard and have betrayed it through the trade agreement. As such, this country could be protected only through national unity. Let’s unite to fight against betrayers!”
The National Organizer of SYU Comrade Eranga Gunasekera, the General Secretary of Youngmen Hindu Congress Dr Sathishkumar Sivalingam, Maulawi Kaleel Rahman and the Ratnapura Organizer of SYU Comrade Vishwa Kumar also addressed the seminar.