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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

The JVP commend the JHU – Mahinda accord

[b]The JVP commend the JHU – Mahinda accord [/b]

By our Correspondent in Colombo

[b]Colombo, 10 September, ([/b] The JVP is pleased with the recent accord between the JHU, advocating the Sinhalese, Buddhist cause in the country and SLPF presidential candidate, Mahinda Rajapakse, which supports the latter in the forthcoming presidential election.

The JVP Secretary for International Affairs and Politburo Member, Vijitha Herath speaking to the ‘Asian Tribune’ said that they feel it is a progressive approach to the election. “We think that JHU’s support to Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse is a good example of rallying around to defeat separatism and advocating a unitary Sri Lanka,” he said. He said this move is welcomed by the JVP and that he feels many more parties would join in with Rajapakse and promote sovereignty in the country, which is a key issue at the election.

He said that he is not aware of the extent or the conditions of the accord between Rajapakse and the nationalist party, but said that the JVP agrees with JHU at this crucial juncture, which will decide the sovereignty of the country. “All parties who support a sovereign Sri Lanka and who oppose the UNP’s separatist claims should unite,” he added.

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