JVP talks will be fruitful to win budget vote - Jayaratne
Discussions are under way with the People's Liberation Front JVP to
win their support for the budget at the vote to be held tomorrow and
these discussions will be fruitful, Peoples Alliance General Secretary
D. M. Jayaratne told the Sunday Observer.
The JVP has called upon the government to abide by the four
conditions put forward by its leader Somawansa Amarasinghe including the
abolition of the Ceasefire Agreement, dissolution of the All Party
Representative Committee, preventing UN interference in human rights
violations and ensuring national security.
The JVP and the Government are committed to defeat LTTE terrorism by
upholding the unitary status of the country and the Government will not
allow foreign mediators to intervene in the internal affairs of the
Since we have no differences on these issues we will be able to come
into a common consensus on these issues, he said.
Meanwhile, JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka told a
seminar recently that they do not want to bring down the government and
pave the way for the UNP to capture power. But if the government is
heading towards collapse they will take an appropriate political
decision at the time.
The JVP will never take opportunist decisions which would endanger
the lives of people in this country as such drastic decisions made by
certain political parties proved that they had not brought any good to
the people and the country, he said.
Some tend to say that the JVP is on the fence over the vote during
the budget. It was not the JVP but the government and the UNP which are
on the fence. We are playing a mediatory role and awaiting to see the
crossover dramas which will take place in the house during the vote on
the budget tomorrow, he said.
He said the JVP will allow all these crossover dramas to be staged in
Parliament and would take a timely decision for the benefit of the
patriotic people of this country.