23 TUs ready to protect Colombo Port – Lal Kantha
By Anuradha Herath
Head of the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) and JVP politburo member, K.D. Lal Kantha, stated that 23 trade unions are ready to launch a series of massive demonstrations to protect the Colombo Port, which could be termed as one of the country’s nerve centres.
He said, whenever the topic of selling the country was being discussed in the recent past there had been two segments called local and foreign investors.
He said, according to the Government, there were presently only foreign investors. Lal Kantha charged that the modus operandi of this regime is to sell the nation’s resources to foreign countries or firms.
He charged the hidden motive of all leaders such as Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was to sell national resources and remain in power while wallowing in riches.