UNP frontliner S.B. Dissanayake yesterday said the proposed talks between the UNP and the JVP would be a positive move.
Mr. Dissanayake told the Daily Mirror the JVP had made `a great contribution` towards introducing the independent commissions.
?These commissions have now been politicized by the President who was elected largely because of the support of the JVP. Therefore, it is a positive move to negotiate such matters with the JVP,? he said.
The UNP`s Matara district MP Mahinda Wijesekara also held the same view saying there was a possibility for the UNP to reach consensus with the JVP on issues such as fighting corruption, reduction of the Cabinet and the reactivation of the Constitutional Council.
?Government used the JVP to win the election. Now its demands are ignored. We will not be able to agree with the JVP on issues such as the national question and the economic policy. But, there are certain issues where we can agree,? he said.
Mr Wijesekera said the UNP should form a broad alliance joining hands with other political groups in the country because the Government had made a mess of issues confronting the country today.