The abolition of the P-TOMS agreement, major revisions of the ceasefire deal and the rejection of any self-governance or homeland concept are among the tough conditions in the agreement between presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse and the JHU.
The 12-point agreement which was officially announced yesterday is as follows:
Sovereignty of the country shall be protected when seeking a solution to the conflict in the North and East.
No part of the Sri Lankan land shall be considered as the homeland of any racial group while the provincial, district and divisional secretariat boundaries would be re-demarcated to suit the new economic, social and political needs.
No racial group shall be granted self governance in any part of Sri Lankan territory.
The Ceasefire Agreement shall be so revised as to ensure the prevention of terrorist activities since there is no purpose in continuing a unilateral Ceasefire Agreement.
Talks based on a final decision to reach within a predetermined time frame shall be held with LTTE. Talks also shall result in the LTTE entering the political mainstream.
The P-TOMS shall be abolished and an efficient humanitarian rehabilitation plan in accordance with the Sri Lankan constitution shall be introduced instead.
The present parliamentary election system shall be amended to reflect the correct public choice and to make the president answerable to parliament and the judiciary.
Government`s involvement in sectors with strategic importance including finance, energy and transport and improving their efficiency under a new management shall be ensured.
The quality of free education and free health services shall be empowered through efficient management of resources.
Country`s natural and oceanic resources and assets under government ownership and management shall be protected.
Environment friendly strategies to improve the plantation and agriculture sectors and fixed price for local agroproducts including paddy, vegetables and dairy products shall be introduced.
Local entrepreneurs shall be promoted through providing financial and technical assistance and improving workers` condition and employer-employee coexistence.