The JVP yesterday expressed fears about a possible threat of a UN peace keeping force in the country and urged the government to reveal the agreement it signed with the United States last week.
The JVP Politburo said the logistics agreement signed by Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa and US Ambassador Robert Blake, providing a framework for increased interoperability was not `clear` or `specific`. `Though it was said the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) would allow the United States and Sri Lanka to transfer and exchange logistics supplies, support, and re-fueling services, either in kind or at cost, during peacekeeping missions, humanitarian operations and joint exercises, it did not clearly mention whether they omitted Sri Lanka when talking about peace keeping missions,` the politburo statement said.
It said the agreement had serious elements that would affect not only Sri Lanka but other neighbouring countries in South Asia as well.
`The government initially said details of the agreement would be revealed to the public but had kept it under cover so far. Thus we urge the government to reveal the complete agreement to the public immediately,` it said.
Meanwhile the JVP yesterday termed the government`s decision to invite two United Nations envoys into the country to examine Human Rights violations as a `show of stupidity` and a treacherous act that would harm the country more than it did by involving Norwegians as peace facilitators.
The JVP politburo though admitting there were some instances of Human Rights violations while combating terrorism, said those issues could be solved within the country without foreign involvement and definitely without UN involvement.
`Those international forces that interfere in internal affairs of countries under the pretext of supporting to resolve national conflicts are now attempting to get the entire authority of controlling the country and their modus operandi is to level charges against Human Rights violations,` the Politburo said.
While stating this would put the country in mayhem, the JVP urged the government to change its stance.
`If the government acts on its own wish and invite UN envoys to the country to examine Human Rights violations, our party would mobilise public against such a move,` the JVP warned.