President-JVP to have crucial talks on Friday

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 August 2001, 14:15 GMT]
The Marxist-Janata Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said Thursday that it would have talks with President Chandrika Kumaratunge Friday afternoon about the formation of "a probation government".

In a statement issued Thursday the JVP said that it has received invitation from the President's Secretary Mr.K.Balapatabendi to meet the her Friday afternoon for talks to find a solution to the present political crisis.

The statement said that the JVP delegation would be comprised of its General Secretary Mr.Tilvin Silva, Propaganda Secretary Mr.Wimal Weeravanse and some key members of its politburo.

Meanwhile the State-run Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in its evening news bulletin reported that President Chandrika Kumaratunge is to meet a delegation of the JVP regarding the formation of a "national government".

Earlier the JVP leadership said that it had submitted a set of proposals that included the formation of a "probationary government".

If the government is to accept those proposals, the postponed referendum should be canceled and the prorogued parliament be reconvened, the JVP stressed.


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