JVP heavyweight Wimal Weerawansa yesterday warned of an internationally backed conspiracy to impose what he termed as a Sudan style solution on Sri Lanka.
Referring to the international community?s bias towards the Sudanese Christian minority, the JVP parliamentary group leader accused foreign powers of manipulating interested parties in Sri Lanka to undermine the Sri Lankan state.
Addressing the newly constituted Colombo District Bala Mandalaya at Town Hall on Wednesday, Weerawansa claimed the conspiracy would have been successful if the JVP didn?t intervene. The JVP, he said, succeeded in reversing the process thus upsetting what he described the conspirators? road map that would have paved the way for a separate state in the northern and eastern provinces on ethnic lines.
Weerawansa said that the JVP moved swiftly to neutralise the threat after unmasking the conspiracy. `We knew what we were doing,` he said, claiming that some others (political parties) joined the JVP effort without really knowing they were really helping the Marxist party to cripple the conspiracy.
He lambasted the previous UNP regime, foreign-funded NGOs and an influential section of the media for being involved in the conspiracy, primarily to obtain financial gain. He ridiculed several leading NGO activists (names withheld), academics and media personalities for earning big bucks on the pretext of promoting peace, social justice and ethnic harmony. He accused them of treason against the State. `They are selling their soul for money. Some are merely collaborating for a dinner with an Ambassador, a foreign tour or other privileges,` he said. `Prostitutes are better. They aren?t selling their souls,` he said, claiming the international conspirators were channelling funds through various sources to politicians, NGOs activists, academics, journalists and other crooks. `This is part of their strategy,` he said, while describing the ongoing conspiracy as an extension of the 1962 coup.
Weerawansa said that the so-called international community was hell-bent on destabilising countries. That was part of their strategy to re-draw borders, he said, referring to the ongoing efforts to pressure China. He accused of a major international conspiracy to trigger chaos in China and perhaps India. There was an ongoing effort to use Taiwan against China, he said. But China had countered this threat by passing new anti-secession laws that had authorised the use of military force against Taiwan.
Weerawansa said that certain NGOs were trying to block foreign tsunami aid and assistance to Sri Lanka. They had repeatedly claimed that the government wouldn?t be able to handle international aid. While undermining the Sri Lankan state, they obtain massive funds and talk as if the government hadn?t done anything to help the tsunami victims. He accused the conspirators of portraying Sri Lanka as a failed state, while strengthening the Tigers bid for a separate state in the northern and eastern provinces.
Referring to the hotly disputed Tigers? ISGA proposals, he said that the international players made a desperate bid to force President Chandrika Kumaratunga to accept the LTTE-run administration. That was before the tsunami, he said, adding that the ongoing effort was to establish a so-called joint mechanism to handle tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the northern and eastern provinces. The JVP, he vowed, wouldn?t allow the ongoing efforts to give recognition to the LTTE.