JVP damaged properties worth Rs.55 Bn in 1980s

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna’s destruction of public property during the late 1980s had cost the country a staggering Rs.55 billion at today’s valuation, an official said.

Prime Minister’s senior adivser on Economic Affairs, Ajith Nivard Cabral said such destruction included 682 Post Offices, 13 Telecom Centres, 550 SLTB buses, 15 bus depots, 210 government offices, 12 trains, eight railway stations, 130 CEB Transformers, 75 tea factories, and 40 estate bungalows.

He said this in a note to the media.

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