JVP to strongly oppose deal with India on Trinco oil facility

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to oppose the agreement to be signed between Sri Lanka and India to jointly operate the oil storage facility in Trincomalee.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP backs the trade union action launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions against the deal.

Dissanayake said the move is part of attempts by the Government to sell state assets to foreign companies.

“This government is not protecting state assets but is looking to sell them,” he said.

Dissanayake said there is information to suggest Minister Malik Samarawickrema will visit India later this month to finalise the deal with India. (Colombo Gazette)