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While condemning the statement issued by the Indian High Commission over the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday it was a huge blow to the sovereignty and independence of the country. 

Former JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa told the media in Kalutara that the Indian Government had no right to influence the decisions of the people of Sri Lanka.

He said the Indian Government has shown its power over Sri Lanka through the statement issued by the Indian High Commission yesterday.

“India exerted undue pressure on Sri Lanka during the past through the Indo-lanka agreement.they deployed Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka by force. They forcibly entered the Kankesanturai (KKS) Harbour. They are trying to do the same to the ECT of the Colombo port as well. We would like to remind them that they have no chance to repeat the past,” he said.

He said the leaders of this country should not bow down to India or the US and urged the government to take steps to protect the country from the Indo-US agenda.

Dr. Jayatissa said the government should issue a statement with regard to the statement issued by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • Porta Tuesday, 02 February 2021 07:41 AM

    I am not a fan of JVP , but I got to agree with them in this instance!

    Sokrates Tuesday, 02 February 2021 07:51 AM

    What the JVP has done for the sovereignty and independence of the country?

    Kumaran, Wattala. Tuesday, 02 February 2021 08:15 AM

    Why did not the JVP stop this agreement when the previous govt. Signed it or raised any objections and stopped the govts when it sold its assets to the Chinese. Selective nationalism.

    Lumbini Tuesday, 02 February 2021 08:28 AM

    When the Chinese ambassador issues statements in the past (regarding Mike Pompeo's visit) there was no sign of the JVP.

    sunil Tuesday, 02 February 2021 08:32 AM

    so the sovereignty is not compromised when you sell national assets to China

    Leo Tuesday, 02 February 2021 10:49 AM

    On a matter of international scale the good old Dr. Jayatissa is giving statements on village level. This is not they way you address this issue. This scale of talk tarnishes the image of the country.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:16 AM

    Later in 2025 they will side with India to topple the government that didn't bow down to India. We remember what happened in 2015.

    Prof Jey R Tuesday, 02 February 2021 12:29 PM

    Also Start Talking About IOC Oil Tanks !!! Which is 10 times big and lost than Ports !!!


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