JO organizes protest against Trinco oil tanks deal

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A protest demonstration would be held by the Joint Opposition on Monday, July 3 at the Trincomalee town over the Government’s alleged move to handover the Trincomalee China Bay oil tank farm to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the JO Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma said in a news conference yesterday.

He said that they would gather all the anti-Government forces to compel the Government to revise its decision to sell country’s assets.

MP Alahapperuma said, under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage and the participation of several civil societies, the JO’s National Assets Protecting Centre would organise the event.

He said the Trincomalee Harbour and the land that belonged to it was also planned to be sold to the IOC, with the China Bay oil tank farm.

“We invite everyone who suffered under Unity Government’s actions to come forward and support to stop its moves, which would harm the country,” he said.

It was learnt that the JO’s move to compel the Government to halt its decision to on oil tank farm to IOC was backed by the Petroleum Corporation Unions.

Meanwhile, MP Alahapperuma said the Unity Government had become MS & RW Auctioneers, who keep selling the country’s priceless assets to China and India.

He also said the Joint Opposition would put an end to selling country’s assets with the support of the people. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • APK Saturday, 01 July 2017 11:14 AM

    Has China done any harm to SL?

    Sofia Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:35 PM

    No harm but fleeced us with chinese charm and loans with %age to u no hoo..

    Bala Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:39 PM

    These tanks idle since 1948 when british puled out

    PV Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:07 PM

    Why don't the Jo organise a protest against those who sold the most valuable land in SRI LANKA the ARMY HEADQUARTERS at Galle face Colombo.

    Dee Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:27 PM

    Why don't you stand up against the GMOA which brings lots of hardships to the masses? Try and arrange a protest against GMOA, we will all come, no need to give bottle and transport from villagers.

    JAN Saturday, 01 July 2017 09:29 AM

    Protest everywhere to grab lost power Jayawewa via DM Android App

    Mandy Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:27 AM

    National Assets Protecting Centre - Ha Ha. Having nearly sold the country for high interest loans, nowhardly anyting t protect. Even your Vasu was exposed for the Hambantota deals which were signed by MR but now proteting against them. Hypocrites to fool us eh ?

    Danesh Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:49 AM

    Worried?

    Asela Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:50 AM

    Trincomalee harbor or strategic assets should not be given to any foreign power.

    Lokka Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:55 AM

    Let all the trade unions stand together in the interest of the nation.

    gamini Saturday, 01 July 2017 11:03 AM

    sell it to China and the JO will cal off their strike

    sujata Saturday, 01 July 2017 11:03 AM

    why don't the JO stand in front of MRIA and strike


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