Abrogate CFA, ally with Asia to defeat LTTE, JVP tells Rajapakse

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 August 2006, 11:31 GMT]
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Sinhala extremist party and a political ally of Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse, said at a press conference Sunday that as conditions for the JVP to formally join the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government, the Government should ally with Asian countries, abrogate the Norwegian facilitated Cease Fire Agreement (CFA), and strengthen Sri Lankan military to defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Somawanse Amerasinghe, Leader of JVP
The JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe speaking at the press conference set out twenty conditions for the government to undertake for JVP to join the ruling United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government. He did not want any cabinet positions for the members of his party.

Some of the 20 key pre-conditions laid out by the JVP, follow:

  • Abrogation of the CFA
  • Maintain relations with Asian countries only
  • Strengthen the Military in the Northeast
  • Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and unitary character of government be safeguarded by defeating the LTTE
  • Restoration of democracy in the Northeast
  • Holding provincial council elections for the northeast
  • Reducing ministerial portfolios in the government to thirty


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