JVP appreciates UNP protesting against Katuwana killings
but rules out possibility of an allianceJune 21, 2012, 12:00 pm
The JVP yesterday said that it appreciated the UNP’s protests against the Katuwana double murder. JVP General Secretary, Tilvin Silva said that the party really appreciated the UNP’s action, though there was no scope for the JVP and the UNP to launch joint protests targeting the ruling party.
The JVPer said that they wouldn’t help the UNP to realise its dream of regaining power, though they could take a common stand on some issues.
The JVP also rejects the UNP’s call for a common front against the government as the Marxist party didn’t see any difference between the SLFP and the UNP.
When reminded by The Island that the UNP and JVP had thrown their weight behind General Sarath Fonseka at the last presidential polls, the JVPer insisted that there hadn’t been an alliance, though individual parties supported the former army commander.
He said JVP and several other political parties had supported Fonseka’s campaign without forming an alliance or a common front as such. (DE)
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