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Some factions in Govt. acting shamefully to gain credit for securing ECT: JVP

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Some factions in the government are engaged in a shameless attempt to gain the credit of securing the full ownership of the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo port, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said yesterday.

JVP Politburo member Sunil Hadunnetti told a news conference that the Trade Unions and progressive people had to fight at the cost of their lives to protect the ECT.

“THE TUS and people were able to force the government to withdraw its decision to hand over 49% of ECT shares to an Indian Company after a great struggle.ten parties affiliated to the government told a news conference recently that it was a victory of the government and the President to protect the ECT and they were thankful to the government and the President for that.they are talking as if the Trade Unions were trying to sell it and the government came forward to rescue it. It is so shameful that they are trying to gain the credit of securing ECT,” he said. 

Mr. Hadunnetti said those so called patriotic politicians were dumbfounded when the Cabinet Paper was presented to hand it over to the Adani group and added that they were now trying to gain the credit when the move was defeated. 

He said their shameless attempt was downgrading the struggle of the Trade Unions adding that such acts should be condemned. (AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

  Comments - 4

  • Kumaran, Wattala Saturday, 06 February 2021 10:18 AM

    Why did not your party and trade unions oppose and stop the give away/ selling of our assests to the Chinese. Is it you have a soft corner towards the Chinese. Where goes your nationalism.

    Ranaweera Saturday, 06 February 2021 12:53 PM

    It appears that you are working for Indians.

    I am prom Sri Lanka Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:46 AM

    As always the Sinhalese gets turned on by anti India rhetoric.

    Jeff Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:32 AM

    This is a problem with sri lankan politicians they no how to contradict no subsistence in arguments never happy nobody want sri lanka to go forward we need investers to come and invest put system in place with sri lankan ownership sri lankan management this country only create unlawful activity our President must take hard decisions specialy in foreign inestments 73years of independence we stil struggle with law and order in every avenue majority have failed my view only we have one chance its only currant President can make the deference all politicians to think not them sef you are s public servant put our country first and the future generations to come


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