The attack on the people’s protest against handing over Hambanthota Harbour and 15,000 acres of people’s lands to China is condemned with disgust states a media release issued by National Bhikkhu Front.
The press release issued with the signature of the General Secretary of National Bhikkhu Front Ven. Wakamulle Uditha Thero states:
“We condemn with disgust the attack carried out, deploying the police, on the Maha Sangha and the people who protested against the treacherous betrayal of handing over the Hambanthota Harbour and 15,000 acres of lands that are equal to people’s lives to China for 198 years.
National Bhikkhu Front contributes its blessings and strength to the militant people who participated at the protest and wish quick recovery for those who were injured and had to be hospitalized.
These attacks are not unfamiliar to the leaders of the coalition government lead by Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe. When the likes of Wickremesinghe, Chandrika, Mahinda and Sirisena who come to power on shoulders of the masses but turn their backs after coming to power, the masses who have not forgotten the suppression in the past and the present take to the streets not to demand power but for their rights.
The people in this country including the Maha Nayakas have been deceived again and the agreement for the sacrifice has been signed today. However, the leaders of the country carrying offerings and worshipping Maha Nayakas promised such agreements would not be signed.
Whatever attacks are carried out by the hybrid, cross-bred government, it would not be able to stop the people’s forces that rise up before people’s issues. As anything better cannot be expected from atrocious and miserable rulers, we emphasize that militant uprisings should be carried out until this atrocious and miserable rulers and administration are toppled.”