ECT shares given to India as a ransom out of fear: JJB

Jathika Jana balawegaya (JJB) member Tilvin Silva today said the government has decided to handover 49 per cent of East Container Terminal (ECT) shares to India out of fear as a ransom.

Speaking at a forum held at Public Library in Colombo, Mr. Silva said Sri Lanka will not receive any benefit from handing over ECT shares to India.

He said India demanded that they be given something in Sri Lanka after Hambantota Port was given to China.

“India said they also wanted something. The government gave into India’s influence and handed over ECT shares as a ransom,” he said.