The Sri Lankan extreme political party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday (19) staged a protest from the Maradana to the Colombo Fort Railway Station in objection to the handing over of the Trincomalee Oil Tanks to India.
As the protest marched passing the the Fort Bo tree, there was an egg attack, and the protesters went to the nearby shops and had a heated conversation. JVP Leader Dissanayake and Party Secretary Silva addressed the people.
Leader of the JVP MP Anura Dissanayake, Party Chief Secretary Tilvin Silva, former MPs Sunil Handunnetti and Wasantha Samarasinghe, MP Dr. Harini Amarasuriya, President of the Petroleum General Employees Union Ashoka Ranwala and other JVP frontline activists joined the protest.
JVP carried out the armed struggle against the Indian army (IPKF) occupation, which killed thousands of people in the south.
Apart from Chinese projects, the Sinhalese object Indian and US projects in the south. A couple of years ago the US withdrew its millennium challenge project due to the heavy resistance from Sinhalese.