The executive council of the Asgiri and Malwathu Chapters is due to make a special statement over the decision by the government to hand over 40 percent of the shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to an American company.
A group of Members of Parliament called on the Chief Prelate of the Asgiri and Malwathu chapters this morning to raise concerns about the agreement reached on the Kerawalapitiya power plant.
Speaking to media after the meeting, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella said the Chief Prelate acknowledged their concerns pertaining to the sale of shares of the power plant.
MP Kiriella said the present government which came to power to safeguard state assets has now become a real estate company.
He said from the time it came to power, valuable state assets have been sold to foriegn entities. Opposition MPs are of the view that the Yugadanavi Power Plant agreement is a threat to Sri Lanka’s energy sector.
MPs are also accusing the government of failing to honour the tenders submitted by various parties and working with a US-based company to sign an agreement without the knowledge of the public.
Accordingly they are requesting all factions including the general public to oppose the agreement.