Joint Opposition member Prof: G.L. Peiris refused rumours that it had held talks with China on a regime change in Sri Lanka, but reiterated that it was opposed to the sale of the country’s national resources.
They welcomed investments coming into the country but that however there was a difference between the sale of national assets and investments, he said.
“Former president Mahinda Rajapsksa’s government was consistent in its policy towards China, but the move to hand over 15,000 acres of land to China may lead to public discontent,” he said
The government should stick to the original proposal of allocating 750 acres for investments in the Hambantota district, the former minister added.