Worry about China, India and not Opposition, Udaya tells govt.

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Assistant General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila refuting government allegations of an ‘international conspiracy’ amongst the common opposition said that Sri Lanka should worry about China’s entry into the country in a big way as well as the Indian dominance instead of the Opposition.

Addressing a gathering in Colombo recently Gammanpila warned that though the country was experiencing rapid development at present, it was depending on loans obtained from China.

After the country paid the interest on the loans it had obtained it was left with hardly any revenue, he said

adding that the Chinese government was giving lo ans with an eye on Sri Lanka’s resources.

He alleged that the Norochcholai power plant and Colombo Port had already been given to China and Sampur coal power plant had been given to India.

Gammanpila also condemned President Rajapaksa’s move to release five Indian fishermen found guilty by a Sri Lankan court for heroin smuggling.

Chinese companies were involved in a number of infrastructure, communication and port development projects of strategic importance funded by that country including the Hambantota Port project and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. At present over 25,000 Chinese workers were in various projects in Sri Lanka, he said.

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