The JVP has severely criticized the SLFP`s counter proposals, to the 20-point proposal they forwarded last week, on re-joining forces.
The JVP`s response, to the SLFP`s counter proposals, is to be handed over to the SLFP General Secretary Maithreepala Sirisena.
The JVP`s 20-point proposal, was taken up at talks held between the SLFP leadership headed by President Mahinda Rajapakse and the JVP early this month.
The JVP had proposed reviving democracy within the North and East, strengthening the three security forces and the Police, cancelling the Cease Fire Agreement signed between Ranil Wickramasinghe and Prabhakaran on 22nd February 2002, removal of Norwegian peace envoys, to refrain from signing bi-lateral or multi-lateral agreements harmful to the national security, maintaining diplomatic relations only with Asian and other friendly nations, to enforce Government rule in un-cleared areas, to use military power to free the North and East from terrorists, to hold discussions for a permanent peace, begin talks directly with the LTTE, To stop fund raising which promote sepa ratism ideals, to hold elections in the North and East separately, to limit the new Cabinet to 30 ministers, agreements on major projects, to stop privatization of national resources and government institutions, to re-nationalize the privatized government institutions, to impose heavy penalties on bribery and corruption offenders.
JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe had earlier said that if President Mahinda Rajapkse agreed to their proposals, his party was ready to extend support to the government without accepting ministerial portfolios.
Thereafter, the SLFP handed over their proposals and views on the JVP`s proposals recently. The SLFP informed the JVP that they had agreed to the JVP proposals barring four. The SLFP did not agree to the cancelling of the Ceasefire Agreement, removal of Norwegian peace envoys, limiting the new cabinet to 30 ministers and the demerger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
The stand of the JVP, that CFA should be abolished and Norway should be removed from the role of the facilitator for the peace process, would never change, JVP party sources said.
These two proposals were included in the 20-point proposal the JVP forwarded to the SLFP. However, the SLFP has informed the JVP that they could not agree to the four proposals including these two proposals, a JVP political bureau member told The Island.
The Polit-Bureau of the JVP which discussed the document , sent by the SLFP, was of the view that the situation hasn`t changed for them to change their stand, he said.
However, discussions between the two parties are to be continued.