Tamil Progressive Alliance leader and Member of Parliament Mano Ganesan accused that the Sri Lankan government has allocated 1,100 acres of plantation lands to local and foreign private companies under the guise of increasing milk production, but refused to give lands for the plantation workers to increase the milk production through home based farms.
“While 31 dairy farms are under the government’s National Livestock Development Board to produce milk, the government is trying to give thousands of acres of plantation land to local and foreign private companies under the guise of increasing milk production without developing the government’s farms.”
“This government is trying to keep the upcountry workers as daily wage labourers for another hundred years. The Ceylon Workers’ Congress is silently supporting this. We cannot allow this,” Mano Ganesan said.