“I have killed JVP members. I’m the owner of ‘PRAA’. Write it down. I don’t care. Don’t try to be thugs. We are not scared of thugs, remember that!” This is how the SLFP organizer for Beliatta electorate appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena threatened a group of youths at Gatamanna area at Beliatta on Friday (18th).
‘Marga’ organization is preparing to blast a rock in the area and the youths in the area engaged in an agitation against the move to destroy the environment.
Former Chairman of Hambantota local council and newly appointed SLFP organizer for Beliatta Eraj Fernando, the leader of the opposition of the Southern Provincial Council UNP Councilor Tennekone Nilame abused the youths in degrading language. They said they would not allow the members of the JVP to do politics in the area. Eraj Fernando, who was an ardent supporter of Mahinda Rajapaksa, wielding a pistol and with a gang of thugs, attacked a group of UNP Parliamentarians when they went on an observation tour to Hambantota Harbour and Mattala Airport on 17th April, 2014. The UNP Parliamentarians were chased away from the place with an attack of rotten eggs.
He, displaying that he was a fervent lackey of Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked a street drams troupe when they performed to express the arbitrary nature of Rajapaksa regime.
What Eraj Fernando is performing at present too is a display to show his master, Ranil that he is prepared to do any low act on behalf of him.
Mahinda’s lackey then has become a Ranil’s lackey at present and teams up with UNP Members to attack youths who attempt to protect the land they live in.
The ‘Rilagala’ rock is to be lasted to get rubble for the construction of the Southern Highway. However, Rilagala area is an eco system rich in biodiversity. The people in the area depend on water resources in the area for their daily needs of water.