Rajapakse, JVP sign policy deal
[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 September 2005, 09:24 GMT]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) presidential candidate Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sinhala extreme nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) secretary Mr. Tilvin Silva signed the 12-point policy agreement Thursday morning at the Prime Minister official residence, Temple Trees in Colombo.
The MoU signing ceremony started at 11 am in the garden of Temple Trees with SLFP ministers, JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and parliamentarians Douglas Devananda, Leader of Eelam People Democracy Party, Leader of Mahajana Ekasath Peramuna, Mr. Dinesh Gunwardene, and National Unity Alliance leader Ms. Ferial Ashraf attending.
Many Buddhist monks and other religious representives also attended the ceremony.
Sri Lanka Communist Party and Lanka Sama Samaja Party leaders were not present.
Buddhist Monks held the worship session and gave blessings for a Rajapksa victory in the forthcoming presidential Election. Later other religious representives also held a prayer session to bless Mr Rajapaksa.
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