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JVP calls for independent probe on allowing MV X-press Pearl

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today urged the government to initiate an independent investigation into allowing the MV X-press Pearl vessel that caught fire in Sri Lankan waters, claiming that the whole episode involving the ship was suspicious.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference that the government should reveal all the facts with regard to this whole incident involving the ship to the people and take proper action against the political authority and the officials responsible for the disaster, one of the worst the country had faced.

“It is reported that there was some smoke in the ship when it reached Sri Lankan waters. The ship has been denied entry to two other ports. It is suspicious that who gave permission to the ship to enter Sri Lankan marine territory. What are the reasons for making such a decision,” he asked.

MP Dissanayake said it was suspicious that why the authorities failed to douse the fire or tow it to deep seas before it sank and added that all these issues should not be allowed to submerge with the ship.

“There was a time when ships carrying hazardous substances and waste were sunk in African seas with the support of corrupt rulers of some African countries. People raise doubts whether the same thing is happening in Sri Lanka. We heard one minister saying that Sri Lanka would receive compensation. We doubt if the government has made it a source to earn dollars by sinking ships. The government should give a clear response to this issue,” he said.

He said a huge damage has been caused to the marine environment that could not be restored or repaired for decades and the fishery industry is also in deep crisis due to this disaster.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • SimpleSimon Friday, 04 June 2021 02:19 PM

    Agree with Anura. The people at the top inPort Authority have no idea of shipping. This was badly exposed during this saga.

    V R Whites Friday, 04 June 2021 02:23 PM

    I see corruption, I smell corruption, I hear corruption.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 04 June 2021 02:23 PM

    What independent probe when Ali Baba and his forty thieves are in power. 69% of this country wanted this, so why grumble.

    Jagath Friday, 04 June 2021 02:37 PM

    Only party we can trust now . Hope atleast you do a JUSTICE to Srilankans .

    Grace Friday, 04 June 2021 02:43 PM

    Fishing Industry will be severely affected. There is no need for Fisheries Ministry.

    Grace Friday, 04 June 2021 02:47 PM

    For some time, We will not have the headache of dealing with Indian fisherman who cross into our sea territory.

    Chux Friday, 04 June 2021 05:57 PM

    Yes Much needed but with Rajapakshas????

    Sanjaya S. Karunarathna Friday, 04 June 2021 06:30 PM

    The only party we can trust now. Have to rethink.

    jayt Saturday, 05 June 2021 12:31 AM

    I probably help JVP come into power and deal with Tamil Tigers and their supporters. Only problem Is I can't help JVP come to power through an election because JVP has taken away that rights by JVP themselves. Otherwise, JVP excellently fit into my ideas. and in case if I am able bring them to power, my first job will be cleaning up local and foreign spies who have been abusing Sri lanka's rights for last 70 or 80 years. this spies should be killed in a public squire in Colombo in front of the whole world's TV. I have discovered that they have been spying on family long before they started the war in Sri lanka. I am talking about Tamil Tiger supporting western spies. Killing of native children in Canada is not the last one. They carried out such thousands massacre' around the globe starting from 1950s under name "human right workers". They used that turn to avoid other countries finding them of training terrorist group.


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