JVP meets US

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 December 2006, 13:07 GMT]
Sri Lanka's ultra-Sinhala nationalist JVP (Janatha Vimukthi Perumana) is building a 'cordial' relationship with United States, which it earlier denounced as an imperialist force conspiring to divide Sri Lanka, reports in Colombo said.

The JVP recently held discussions with the newly appointed US Ambassador to Sri Lanka,Robert O. Blake, media reports in Colombo said.

JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and Bimal Ratnayake, MP, Kurunegala district participated in the discussions with the US held at the JVP head office on 8th December 2006.

They had a cordial and friendly discussion on the national question and on the education system in Sri Lanka, reports said.

Micheal R. DeTar, the First Secretary (political section) of the US Embassy accompanied the US Ambassador to the JVP office.

Party sources said the JVP is developing a cordial relationship with US which it earlier denounced as an imperialist force that is conspiring to divide Sri Lanka, reports said.

This week the JVP praised the United States for its decision to ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) and condemning terrorism.

 

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