United National Party, Member of Parliament Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the UNP will fully support the proposed joint mechanism because the party does not want the people living in the North and the East to suffer.
Dr. Senaratne told The Island `We stand by the north east people. We want the poor people affected by the tsunami to benefit from the aid to re-build their lives.`
Senaratne said he and his party was not interested in the JVP`s opposition to the joint mechanism, `The JVP is not bothered about the poor people. They are only shouting slogans`.
Meanwhile, the government`s junior partner, the JVP, has organized a massive rally against the proposed joint mechanism under the theme `No Joint Mechanism with Tiger Terrorists. Provide relief for everyone affected`. The rally will be held on Tuesday 10 at the Town Hall grounds in Colombo.