The Sri Lankan government is involved in secret mission to launch the ‘Hanuma Bridge’ project connecting Sri Lanka and India under the intimidation of the Indian Government, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
Addressing a media briefing, MP Gammanpila said Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella once refused to accept the fact that this bridge would be constructed when MP Gammanpila inquired about it in Parliament after seeing a news item published in an Indian newspaper.
“That news piece reported a statement made by the Indian Highways Minister in Parliament saying the Hanuman Bridge would be built connecting Sri Lanka and India. When I inquired about it from Minister Kiriella he asked me to believe what is said in Sri Lankan Parliament. Even the Prime Minister asked me to do the same,” he added.
He said this fact has been proved after a statement made by Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim at an investors conference which was recently held in Indonesia.
“While replying to a question asked by a foreign investor Minister Hashim confirmed to the international gathering that the Hanuman Bridge will be constructing connecting the two countries,” he said.
He requested the Government to restrain from taking such a step which would place Sri Lanka's independence at stake. He also urged that a referendum be held to obtain the peoples’ opinion for this if the Government was to continue with this project.
He alleged the Government had concealed facts about this project even after several inquires made by him in Parliament.
“Constructing of a bridge to connect India and Sri Lanka is not to join the two countries but to connect Northern Province of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. If the Government proceeds with this project, Sri Lanka would have to face many issues in sectors such as health, education and occupations,” he added.
He said they were even ready to blast out the Hanuma Bridge for the sake of the national security if it would be constructed in the future. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
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malij Friday, 05 August 2016 07:11 AM
Gammanpila - Present day Hanuma, setting fire to Lanka.
Harry Friday, 05 August 2016 06:27 PM
Road link from TN hell to SL,
Ex President Friday, 05 August 2016 07:43 AM
Stop fire with your TAIL. via DM Android App
perera Friday, 05 August 2016 08:08 AM
Poor thing. Time is running out for him.
sobers Friday, 05 August 2016 08:34 AM
Why Not, Our people will benefit by shopping, seeking medical treatment, cheaper ways to reach Buddhist places of worship, Cheap travel etc.... our security is good enough to safe guard the interests.
TONY Friday, 05 August 2016 08:12 PM
WHY DONT YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES STAGE A "FAST UNTO DEATH" PROTEST BEFORE THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION ASKING INDIA NOT TO INTERFERE WITH OUR AFFAIRS
Aba Jayasekera Friday, 05 August 2016 09:35 AM
I almost never agree with Gammanpila's views. But if it is true that a bridge will be built it is a very retrograde step. It could well result in the loss of our independence and being bossed over by Jayalalitha's Tamil Nadu.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 05 August 2016 09:59 AM
Looks like this fellows political carrier is based on nothing else other than "Threats, Racism, Invasions". What a bankrupt politician.
Roman Friday, 05 August 2016 10:08 AM
Now that the Pada Yatra was a flop quickly try and deviate the minds of the masses. World over countries are connecting with one another by air, sea, land and even under sea, and we need policy makers like you to tell us that we should be living like frogs in the well.
Unchikun Friday, 05 August 2016 10:15 AM
An anti social element with blinkers on. Still suffering from the defeat of his handers. This project must be expedited.
Boonda Friday, 05 August 2016 10:49 AM
Won't you see the opotunity opens up with a massive Indian market ? You will only see where you can squeeze some money by ill means !
Maya Friday, 05 August 2016 11:39 AM
While we were fighting between us, India grown rapidly and when the bridge work finishes Jayalalita won't be there. Talk with some sense.
Wettasinghe Friday, 05 August 2016 11:55 AM
If you have seen India's roads specially during early morning, you wouldn't say this.
Poor Lankan Friday, 05 August 2016 12:44 PM
Mapila should set fire to his back side and go across to India on the Hanuman Bridge!!!!!
Antony Thursday, 04 August 2016 08:20 PM
So what, you can cross and collect 100 rupees from there also
melda Friday, 05 August 2016 02:21 PM
once in a blue moon he also says something to be heard of. Sri Lankans should be more concerned about this issue irrespective of who says it. via DM Android App
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