The Political Bureau of the JVP met at its Pelawatta office on the 23rd. The attention of the bureau was drawn towards the constitutional amendment the government intends presenting to Parliament, foreign interventions in the country and the separatist tendencies that are emerging again.
The General Secretary Tilvin Silva first drew the attention of the Political Bureau to what Minister G.L. Peiris had told the Indian government while he visited India. He said, “The Minister told Indian authorities that the government of Sri Lanka would dedicate itself for the 13th amendment. The whole country knows that the President had come to certain agreements regarding 13 and a solution beyond 13 when Indian delegations visited this country. This is a continuation of this process. When the government removed the Chief Justice their main complaint was that Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake brought separatism to Hultsdorp. Government’s minister parrots reiterated this. This is how the background to bring in the impeachment process was prepared. Now this separatism has come to Diyawanna; to the cabinet. If it is not so the government should charge against G.L. Peiris and he should be removed from the cabinet for promising to Indian government that the government of Sri Lanka would dedicate itself for the 13th amendment,” said Mr. Tilvin Silva.
The Leader of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe addressing the Political Bureau said, “It is evident that Rajapaksa regime dedicates itself for separatism. They tell the masses one thing but discuss an entirely opposite thing in the cabinet. This government never thinks of the masses. The masses have lost their attention regarding this issue now. We, as a political party that sees eminent dangers to the country and take action, should commence a new dialogue with the masses.
Mr. Tilvin Silva responding said, “As a result of undemocratic and anti-peoples moves of the government our country has fallen to a very low position in the world. It is becoming a state where human rights are blatantly violated. As a result pressure from the international community escalates. After the new chief justice was illegally appointed after the impeachment process was carried out, many international organizations expressed their opposition to the move. The International Human rights Commission had sent a statement protesting against the act.
This government doesn’t care for diplomatic negotiations or internationally accepted agreements. It would carry out any idiotic move to protect its dictatorial powers. On one side they talk of anti-imperialism. On the other they pave the way for imperialism. They also dance like puppets for imperialist tunes,” added Mr. Tilvin Silva.