The JHU and SLFP presidential candidate Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse will enter into an agreement today. It will be signed by JHU Leader Puravidya Chakravarti Ven. Ellawela Medananda Nayake Thera and Rajapakse at the auspicious time of 9.30 a.m.at the Dalada Maligawa, JHU General Secretary Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said yesterday (12).
JHU Treasurer and former DIG H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya said that the ceremonial signing of this agreement would take place between the two leaders today.
He said that the cardinal principles among the 12 conditions put forward to the Prime Minister was the pledge to maintain the unitary state of the country, do away with the P-TOMS, not permit anyone, even the Sinhalese, to call any part of Sri Lanka their traditional homeland and talk with the Tigers only after they lay down arms.
He said something had to be done to prevent the security situation from deteriorating as not a day goes by without reports of policemen being kidnapped or killed the latest being the two policemen who went foolishly into uncleared areas of Mannar with a certificate from a well known pro-LTTE Bishop.
He said that even if President Chandrika Kumaratunga was to deny nominations to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse on her return from New York the JHU would speak to JVP and give nominations to the Prime Minister on the JHU ticket where no one can Prevent his victory with an overwhelming majority of votes.