The Statement Minister Raub Hakim,that the President had pressurized him complete trhe Kili-Jaffna water supply scheme within 2 years had shocked the farmers, Farmer’s Associations and other societies of Kilinochchi.
A meeting was held Saturday to get the approval of the protest letter to be sent to the President from and to reveal this through media, with the President of Farmers’ Federation, V.Nadarasa, in the Karaichchi Pradeshiya Saba Auditorium at around 2.00 p.m.
The memorandum to be sent by the Federation Secretary V.Sivamohan was read to the house and explanations given. A former Principal of Royal College and the head of a commission appointed by the NPC with regard to the scheme gave all details of what had happened so far. This scheme was examined by the commission and the decision of the Commission to discontinue the scheme was accepted by the ADB and it was accepted to initiate Jaffna water supply scheme instead.
In the context the Minister’s statement is highly condemnable, he said.