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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2734

JVP campaign against Norway with call to demerge North and Eastern provinces

Colombo, 05 October, ( massive campaign to urge the Government to remove Norway from the peace process and separate Eastern Province from the North organized by the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (Peoples Liberation Front) a nationalist Sinhala Marxist political party was held in Colombo yesterday (4th).

But according to the organizers the agitation was organized by United Front for the Protection of the Motherland (UFPM) which comprised of 12 pro JVP trade unions, University Students Association and National Bhikku Front.

Thousands of Sinahala nationalist protesters marched from Campbell Park at Borella shouting slogans demanding the ouster of Norwegian mediation in the ongoing peace process with Tamil Tigers and the government and to demerge east from the North.

Leader of Sri Lanka’s Sinhala nationalists’ Marxist party JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe, was seen wearing red shirt leading the procession and shouting slogans during a protest march yesterday in Colombo.

However it was noted that Wimal Weerawansa, the firebrand propaganda secretary of the outfit was conspicuously absent from the protest march.

Protesters attempted to march to Norwegian Embassy, but police barricaded the way and stopped it at Lipton Circus.

- Asian Tribune -

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