The JVP on Thursday claimed that it was a party
which had a history of opposing foreign intervention in the
country’s affairs and its members were prepared to even
sacrifice their lives to prevent future attempts by foreign
governments to poke their noses into Sri Lanka’s affairs.
Addressing a JVP propaganda rally in Galle, to
protest against foreign intervention in the national issue and
to demand the withdrawal of the government’s devolution
proposals for the North and East, party leader Somawansa
Amarasinghe said "We are a party with a history of opposing
attempts at foreign intervention in our country and if another
attempt is made we are prepared to give leadership to defeat it
even by sacrificing our lives." He said while India and some
Western powers were trying to meddle in the internal affairs of
Sri Lanka the JVP was opposing such moves, but Ravaya Editor
Victor Ivan had been saying that the JVP was going back to its
"We are not a party suffering from loneliness.
The past stance of the JVP was valid for that era and we are not
going to shy away from fighting against any foreign intervention
from whatever force. This country needs people with backbones
and we have come to Galle to tell the people of the South that
if anyone takes up arms against us we will even pick up stones
to counter attack," he said.