JVP threatens to besiege Colombo
The JVP yesterday threatened to block all six roads leading to the Colombo City if the government was not ready to give the fertiliser subsidy to farmers.
JVP trade union wing leader K. D. Lal Kantha said the date of their protest would be announced later as the government intelligence services were all out to sabotage the protest.
He said they would send a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spelling out their demands.
“We are ready to discuss the issue but the government should first undertake to provide a 50-kilo bag of fertiliser at Rs. 350 as a precondition,” Lal Kantha said, adding that the letter would include all problems faced by farmers at present.
Lal Kantha said seven million people were dependent on agriculture in the country and they found it next to impossible to cultivate their lands due to high production costs.
He said that the JVP had held protests islandwide demanding that the fertiliser subsidy be restored, but the government had turned a blind eye to its demands.
“We will block the Puttalam Road, the Galle Road, the Kandy Road, the Highlevel Road, the Kaduwela Road and the Horana Road to win farmers’ demand,” Lal Kantha said, adding that they had surrounded Temple Trees once to win the rights of farmers and laying siege to Colombo was not a difficult task for them.
He said that successive governments had taken farmers for a ride and there was no national policy on agriculture. “Therefore the farmers have to face hardships under every government.”
Lal Kantha said that successive governments had sold out state owned seed farms and fertiliser producing facilities to the multi national companies and their leaders were now shedding crocodile tears for farmers.
“This government has rendered the property transfer easy to enable foreigners to buy lands here, Lal Kantha said, adding that JVP as well as All Ceylon Farmers Federation would not allow the government to do so.
(Source: The Island – By Dasun Edirisinghe)
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Giving fertiliser subsidy to farmers is a very fair and just request. Someone needs to speak for the as they do not have a voice of their own. The previous government hoodwinked them by saying funds were needed to fight the non existant koti.
Blocking roads to Colombo for a day or two is not going to have any effect of the government run by a league of morons…for they fail to understand what it is all about. The JVP if they mean business and have any influence over rural folk then they ought hold protest in the rural areas where the goviyas are located. As is they spend a lot of money coming to Colombo in their amudes and they are made the laughing of stock media bath gullas.
Best way is to get the farmers to cut back production for one season and test its effect on the urban population, perhaps less stressful would be not to allow rice to get into the market
” The JVP yesterday threatened to block all six roads leading to the Colombo City”.
I have no words to describe the stupidity of these people.
“the government run by a league of morons” you say. Is it not a joint governmernt. Who is to be blamed? In my opinion it is the ex MaRa morons still rocking the boat. They need to be weeded out. To quote an example the Junior Mininister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, the brat Mithrapala who failed to appear before the Kegalle Magistrate for threatening the police and other officials on the day of the election. Apparently the police personnel who lodged the case have been transferred to remote areas. Revenge Lanka style.
Constitutionally I am at liberty to express my self and it was not addressed to you so it is not your concern. You are flippant like a moron you have no susbtance to your statements and u have nothing original to say. Most of your english is gospel english and i doubt if you have gone beyond the genesis and never went beyond the creation.
Udurawana you have heard of the inquisition
The Daemon has many forms. You must know them all. You must tell the Daemon from his disguise and root him out from the hidden places. Trust no-one. trust not even yourself. It is better to die in vain than to live an abomination.
So great has been the calamitousness of these times, and such the inveterate malice of the heretics, that there has been nothing ever so clear in our statement of faith, nothing so surely settled, which they, at the instigation of the enemy of the human race, have not defiled by some sort of error. For which cause the holy Inquisition hath made it Its especial care to condemn and anathematise the principal errors of the heretics of our time, and to deliver and teach the true and Imperial doctrine; even as It has condemned, anathematised, and decreed.
Why the inquisition this was extermination of jews and muslims by the church and subsequently tyrants made this a practise to eliminate opposition ….there was no freedom of expression. Further Galileo was tried by the inquisitors because he supported coeprnican heliocentric theory. So my postulate of a moron is only a theory and the only way to test this hypothesis is by test., something that they ought to go through to be elegible to represent people ….me in particular.