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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

JVP says it is easy to work with Mahinda

[b]JVP says it is easy to work with Mahinda [/b]

By our Correspondent in Colombo.

[b]Colombo, 07 September, ( [/b]The leftist JVP party has agreed to work closely with Premier Mahinda Rajapakse, since it is ‘easy’ to see eye to eye, unlike the President.

Secretary for International Affairs and Politburo Member of the JVP, Vijitha Herath told the “Asian Tribune” that JVP – Mahinda relationship is very comfortable compared to the ‘stressful’ and ‘bumpy’ alliance with President Chandrika Kumaratunga. “Relatively it is easier to come to negotiations with the Premier, unlike the President,” he said.

He termed the recent agreement between the JVP and Mahinda Rajapakse, consisting 12 conditions as a ‘triumphant achievement’ for the people. The agreement will be signed tomorrow.

Herath said abolishing the executive presidency, which is a difficult task is that much easier when it id on paper. “It is practically not possible to abolish the executive presidency at the moment, but will be much easier when there is a formal agreement, through which we can bring in a consensus among the people of this country,” he added.

Herath said that P-TOMS is a threat to a unitary state and the President may be having a conflict of interest with Rajapakse, about this condition in the agreement between him and the JVP, but it is of no significance. “However, this is an issue that the two of them have to deal with and the President cannot really object to this,” he said.

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