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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Sri Lanka joins worldwide protests against WTO meeting in Ho

[b]Sri Lanka joins worldwide protests against WTO meeting in Hong Kong[/b]

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 04 December, ( [/b]Going by the theories of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund advised not to cultivate paddy in Sri Lanka, as paddy could be purchased at very cheap prices from Vietnam and Thailand and if that advice was followed paddy cultivation would have been disappeared from Sri Lanka said Prof Fransua Huta, a Belgium University professor.

Prof. Fransua Huta has been involved in this type of socialist campaigns against capitalism for the last 50 years, speaking at a press conference in explaining the worldwide protests that would be launched against the WTO Conference scheduled to be held on the 13th December in Hong Kong.

Numerous People’s Organizations represented by Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR), National Farmers Assembly, Janawabodaya Centre, Peoples Planning Commission and Alliance for the Protection of National Recourses and Human Rights (ANRHR) are sphere heading a huge protest campaign that include protests and demonstrations against the WTO rganization Conference. The campaign commenced on 26 November from Colombo. The campaign would educate and involve such sectors as fisheries, agriculture, plantation and trade.

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