H'tota agreement: JVP threatens to block implementation

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday it would get the workers attached to Sri Lanka Ports Authority to prevent the government from implementing the agreement which is to be signed today between the Government and China Merchant Holdings.

JVP Leader and Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a media briefing that signing the agreement itself would not pave the way for the authorities to implement it. “The parties may sign a paper today but the workers at the ports authority could always prevent it being implemented," he said.

The MP said the government led by President Maithirpala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have been stubborn when it came to the signing of the Hambantota Port Project agreement. He asked how the signing could take place today when the President himself had assured the trade Union that the agreement would only be signed after obtaining the views of the Opposition.

Blurb -- The government led by President Maithirpala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have been stubborn when it came to the signing of the Hambantota Port Project agreement

“President should take appropriate action and have the signing postponed" the MP said and added that the gazette notice pertaining to the fuel distribution an essential service could not be considered as duly approved in Parliament. He claimed that the House was suddenly adjourned when voting was in progress. “Parliament cannot meet when the mace is not in its proper place. Why do we have a special place for the mace if sessions could go on when it is on the shoulders of the sergeant at arms" he asked and demanded that the debate on the gazette notice should be held on another day. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Ram Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:38 PM

    If one is to listen to all then no decisions can be made. Opportunity was given for a debate in paliament and that was spoiled by Opposition. If Anura instigate the workers to block implementation Anura must be arrested

    De Silva Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:42 PM

    Traitors ! JVP is always to destroy the country

    AjithZ Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:43 PM

    JVP the biggest disruptive force in Sri Lanka. JO comes in next. They are not worried about the development of the country. Their aim is to topple the government and grab power.

    adhil Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:52 PM

    JVP are like old wives nagging all the time.... do they forget that they were once in the same level as LTTE as public enemy no. 1.

    ceylon Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:59 PM

    this terror party still didnt stop terrorism.jail these traitors without delay. via DM Android App

    Kapila Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:05 PM

    No wonder JVP have never been accepted by the people and never will be.

    johan Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:16 PM

    JO and JVP both are clever only to do protest.You people are patients not doctors.Every thing Government propose you oppose.How country could be developed.

    rew Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:18 PM

    Will the JVP resort to 1971, 1988/89 blood thirsty tactics to block this development?:

    Pravenidasa Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:23 PM

    ". He asked how the signing could take place today when the President himself had assured the trade Union that the agreement would only be signed after obtaining the views of the Opposition."Why Lapayo! don't you know how reliable that President's undertakings ?

    Dee Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:38 PM

    Was a kid during those days. 89-90 were good days.

    roshan Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:40 PM

    without uttering nonsense, please leave the Govt to run the country and reduce the burden of loans, earlier u were shouting govt selling assets which is only a lease, now shouting under some other prtetext.

    Janith Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:42 PM

    boru talk

    Ajith Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:00 PM

    What a Idea,Make in roads for more Chinese worker to come. That will be a great help to china.

    Sri Wickrema Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:10 PM

    Friday was earmarked for the debate of Hambantota agreement. But you opposition purposely sabotaged the occasion.Now talking bullshit. Your attempt to rouse the port employees will result in loosing their jobs. Anyway, do you have any other alternative to repay this huge loan ?

    Gihan Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:36 PM

    Haven't you guys done enough damage to our country ???Stop protesting to everything and come out of the well

    B S Perera Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:16 PM

    With less than six lakhs of votes JVP think they are the rulers of the country. These saboteurs are trying to play the more prominent part against the other set of saboteurs - Peratugamis

    Sincere Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:29 PM

    "The gazette notice pertaining to the fuel distribution an essential service could not be considered as duly approved in Parliament" Comrades, We do not want your approval for Government's providing us with the essential services!

    SF Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:31 PM

    JVP represents 5% of the population of this country but still you have given prominent positions in the parliament. You have no right to oppose the will of the majority population of the country that represents in the parliament where policy decisions taken for the economy.

    dulan Saturday, 29 July 2017 07:40 PM

    MR when in power could not do anything to make the port viable, nor can JVP.Hence why oppose this practical solution ?

    TONY Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:30 PM

    JVP HAS ALWAYS BEEN DESTRUCTIVE AND HAVE NO HISTORY OF DOING ANYTHING GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE

    Hubert Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:53 PM

    Me anith Kalakanni with JO

    Citizen perera Sunday, 30 July 2017 07:27 AM

    This red shirt brothers are pain in the neck.

    Leo Sunday, 30 July 2017 09:06 AM

    They will protest to all development projects as that takes the JO and JVP chances of even a minority share of power further and further away. via DM Android App

    Sumith Chandana Sunday, 30 July 2017 12:41 PM

    People will understand later what JVP says. it is just like um oya project. our people only realize if something happens then horse has run away. what is purpose of electing government. to sell or lease the most important assets or to manage them for future generation. These culprits UNP and SLFP are destroying the country unfortunately people are blind.

    Nimal Happuaratchi Sunday, 30 July 2017 04:35 PM

    Why do the public elect these fellows who are determined to ruin our lovely SRI LANKA ?Nimal


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