22nd January 2021.
His. Excellency the President.
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
We write to inform your Excellency that, violence on estates continues to creep on us with more vigor. Today it’s becoming so common.
The latest is, the Trainee Assistant Superintendent of Park Estate,Kandapola has been assaulted by the representatives of the Ceylon Worker’s Congress and also a member of parliament. The trainee Assistant Superintendent is admitted at the ICU at Nuwara Eliya Base Hospital with severe injuries and undergoing respiratory difficulties as a result of this mob attack.
While appreciating the directive issued by your excellency on simply find the people friendly management but some disgruntled political ideologies and antisocial elements are trying to upset the whole industry. We expect your excellency to change the system so that these antisocial elements that are cancerous and injurious to the economy of the estate as well as the country.
We shall be much thankful to your Excellency, if you please make use of your good Office to investigate into this matter immediately. In our opinion the ground reality is the acute absence of more essential discipline, peaceful and conducive atmosphere in the estates sector for the Planters to perform a more vibrant duty.
Your Excellency personal intervention is highly appreciated by all concerned.
Thanking you your Excellency.
cc The Prime Minister
The Hon. Minister of Plantations Industry
The Hon. Minister of Plantations Labour
The Hon. Minister of Provincial Council and Security
Dr. P. B.Jayasundara. Secretary to His Excellency.
Mr. Shavendra Silva, Commander Sri Lanka Army.
Mr. C.D.Wickramaratne, Inspector General of Police.