Nimal Lansa, Minister of State for Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure says that he is ready to resign and take to the streets with the people if the problems of the people are not solved.
“A Parliamentary Committee comprising the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Wildlife, the Minister of Urban Development and the Minister of Finance took a decision regarding the acquisition of lands through the new Muthurajawela Gazette. It was to cancel the newly gazetted 1,447 hectares in Muthurajawela. Another decision was taken to discuss and approve the proposals to be taken regarding Muthurajawela in the Wattala, Ja-Ela, Katana and Negombo Coordinating Committees appointed by the President.
Gampaha District Leader Prasanna Ranatunga, Nalin Fernando, Sudarshani Fernandopulle and our MPs have called for the cancellation of new acquisitions through the new Muthurajawela Gazette. Relevant divisional secretaries say that this has not happened so far. Therefore, it is clear that we are not the ones who work to protect positions for fear of positions. If some parties do not listen to the demands of the people, the religious leaders and the country, we are ready to line up with the people against them and resign until they are expelled.
It is clearly stated that the new gazette issued to take over Muthurajawela should be canceled immediately. By now, all parties in the coordinating committee of all four seats have taken decisions to cancel this gazette.
It should be made clear that if anyone tries to reverse the decisions taken on behalf of the people to achieve their narrow business objectives and take commissions, we will give up these positions and privileges and fight with the people. ”
Minister of State Nimal Lansa stated this while addressing the media after a ceremony held in Negombo yesterday (01).