It is reported that five persons including JVP Parliamentarian Nihal Galappaththi, JVP Provincial Council Member Sisira Wahalthanthri and the General Secretary of National Bhikku Front Wakamulle Uditha Thero have been asked to report at Hambanthota Police Station before the 23rd to record a statement in connection with the participation at an agitation organized by the ‘Collective to Protect Hambantota People’s Rights’ on the 14th against the government’s move to sell 15,000 acres for 198 years to China and depriving employment of employees of the Hambanthota Harbour.
Speaking to the media Parliamentarian Nihal Galappaththi said on the day of the agitation the Police did not present any court order or a document banning the agitation.
He said he would participate not only in agitations that deny the right of the people for their lands but any other agitation held against injustices and to win rights of the people. He said he is prepared to confront any consequences that come up as a result of struggling for the people.
Mr. Galappaththi said such interferences would never deter the programmes and moves of the JVP or its members and he and his party would support any action taken by the ‘Collective to Protect Hambantota People’s Rights’ to protect the right of the people for their lands.