The JVP is insisting that Indian-type federalism is not suitable for a small country like Sri Lanka and a different model needs to be worked out.
JVP frontliner Vijitha Herath made this comment in response to an appeal by TULF leader V. Anandasangaree for the JVP to accept the Indian model as a possible solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Herath said the JVP was for a negotiated political solution but calamities like what happened in Mavil Aru proved that if there was a Indian model of federalism, there could have been a national disaster.
Mr.Herath said the JVP respected Mr. Anandasangaree and held him in high esteem but could not agree with him on this issue.
The JVP MP insisted the LTTE must lay down arms and come for talks.
He said he was drawing a distinction between laying down weapons and surrendering weapons.
Mr.Anadasangaree told the JVP that even if the LTTE was militarily defeated, the Tamil people would never accept a political solution under a unitary state.
He also queried the JVP`s insistence that the North and East be demerged, asking whether the JVP wanted to hand over the Tamils in the North to the LTTE.