The JVP yesterday said that it did not wish to get dragged into a debate over ?ridiculous statements? made by the TNA about its past.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Group leader Wimal Weerawansa yesterday said that he did not wish to speak on matters relating to the Courts and if any persons had made allegations against their party, with regard to law and order, they were the best persons to provide answers to such issues.
Weerawansa made these remarks to The Island yesterday in response to a statement made by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj on Saturday.
Raviraj told The Island that the government?s coalition partner, the Marxist Party was a stumbling block to the peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) despite President Chandrika Kumaratunga?s intention to go ahead and start peace talks.
Raviraj went on say that the JVP was an organisation which initiated two insurrections in the country.
He also said that the JVP never had a stable policy ever since they resorted to their armed struggle.
Up to today the JVP had not officially or publicly surrendered their weapons which they had used in their attempt to overthrow the elected government at that time.
Raviraj also claimed that the JVP had not rendered a public apology to the citizens of this country for what he termed crimes it had committed in the past.