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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Description: Wither JVP a racist party? – A perspective

[b]Description: Wither JVP a racist party? – A perspective [/b]

S.M.M. Bazeer

“For every evil under the sun
There is a remedy or there is none;
If there be one, try and find out;
If there be none, never mind it.”

- An old English Rhyme

The JVP is now often criticized by the political parties like SLMC and TNA as a racial party that obstructs finding a solution to the ethnic problems of Sri Lanka and acts against the political aspirations of the minorities. This is the view inculcated in the minds of the Tamils by the LTTE. Unfortunately TNA has to unavoidably recite the edict of the LTTE, but this is not the case for the SLMC.

Why then does the SLMC take every opportunity to accuse the JVP as the party against the Muslims and Tamils? Does the SLMC fall under the same LTTE’s umbrella like the TNA or that of the UNF? The SLMC has not proved their case against the JVP, but joyfully plays to the tune of their coalition partners, in particular, to that of the LTTE’s ‘Tiger purring.’

The political history of JVP has two phases; pre and post Rohana Wijeweera. Wijeweera was reported to have been killed on the order of the late defence minister, Ranjan Wijeratna at Kanatte Cemetery, when he was in the police custody. He was shot dead to put an end to his armed revolution.

The terrorist organization transformed into a democratic organization slowly after the infamous killing of their powerful and charismatic leader of armed revolution.

Rohana Wijeweera also contested for Presidential election pitched against J.R. Jayewardene in 1982 Presidential election.

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