If farmers are brutally attacked when the Prime Minister is temporarily given the Ministry of Law and Order what would happen to people if he gets the ministry permanently asks the National Organizer of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunarathna.
He said this when a team from the Federation visited the farmers who were arrested and have been remanded after they carried out an agitation in Thambuththegama town.
Speaking further Mr Namal Karunarathna said, “At a time when brazen thieves such as Arjun Aloysius and Udayanga Weeratunga have fled the country, more thieves sit in Parliament in their western attire.
While infamous drug racketeers are at large the innocent farmers who took to the streets to protect their rights have been imprisoned.
The President has stated that farmers’ struggles are just struggles. He had said he would never suppress such struggles. However, innocent farmers who struggle to protect their rights were brutally attacked and some of them have been imprisoned.
Farmers could not carry out their cultivations for several seasons. Fertilizer subsidy and compensation have not been paid on time. As such, farmers had to pawn their jewellery, the bicycle and other valuables. The farmers are mentally stressed. This is why they took to the streets.
The farmers took to the streets due to a trap laid by the Rajapaksa administration. These are traps they laid in addition to SAITM and Uma – Oya.
We can make a better proposal for a drinking water project. The water from Rajanganaya flow to Neela Bamma. A large volume of water flows into the sea from Neela Bamma. If the drinking water project could be established at a place lower to Neela Bamma solutions for the farmers’ water problem and the drinking water of the people. We would ask the government to have a solution so that both these issues could be solved that would satisfy everyone.
The Vice-President of the Federation Susantha Kumara Navaratna and several other members of the Federation were present.
පොලිසිය තාවකාලිකව බාරගත්තාම මෙහෙම නම් රනිල්ට ස්ථිරව දුන්නොත් කොහොමට හිටීද
Posted by Lanka Truth on Thursday, March 1, 2018