Trade unions have organized a protest at work sites with the participation of the public against the agreement to develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Trade unionist Ananda Palitha said the protest is scheduled to be held at 2.30pm today opposite the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex.
The agreement was signed on the 6th of January.
The Ministry of Energy said 85 tanks out of 99 tanks formerly under the control of India will now be vested with Sri Lanka.
Palitha said however the agreement will pose a threat to many sectors of the country.
He claimed the government unethically and illegally sold 877 acres of land through the agreement adding this was a greater betrayal than the previous Yugadanavi Power Plant agreement.
He added neither the Cabinet of Ministers nor trade unions were informed of the details of the agreement.
He said the agreement threatens national security as well as the job security of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation employees.