A meeting held at Ballagas Junction in Hambantota yesterday (9th) by the Collective to Protect Rights of People in Hambantota to protest against handing over 15,000 acres from Hambantota District for 198 years was addressed by the Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP K.D. Lal Kantha.
Mr. Lal Kantha said the JVP would support the people until they win their struggle and added that the struggle could be won if people stick together in the struggle against handing over lands to the foreign company.
A leader of farmers speaking at the meeting said they had never voted for the JVP and all those who received their votes never came to listen to the innocent villagers who are confronted with the risk of losing their lands.
He said the people in the area expect the JVP to be with them in their struggle to prevent their lands being given to the foreign company and until their struggle ends in victory for the people.