The JVP which claims to have played a pivotal role in President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s election, yesterday accused the government of having two faces in governing the country.
Party Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe said the JVP was no longer able to understand the exact intentions of this government.
`We do not know where this government is heading. This government is not implementing the Mahinda Chintanaya but has blended it with the UNP`s Peoples Agenda. It is the Chintanaya during the day and something else by night. They have deviated from the mandate it won at the presidential election. They have clearly proven to have done so,` he said.
He accused the government of ideologically strengthening the LTTE while militarily weakening it.
`The government is not very keen on defeating the LTTE ideologically,` Mr. Amarasinghe charged.
He said the government was politically strengthening the Tigers by having discussions at the APRC on the basis of power devolution.
`This is not the people`s mandate the government received. The government is having two faces.
The government will have to defeat the LTTE both militarily and ideologically but it is doing the exact opposite,` Mr. Amarasinghe said.
He said the JVP would appeal to the people to oppose the government if it discussed any proposal based on power devolution.
`The main thing is to restore democracy in the North and East. It is a two pronged approach the government needs to concentrate on. While defeating the LTTE, the government needs to also look after the people. The benefits of economic growth must flow down to the people,` he said.
Mr. Amarasinhghe reiterated that the government should not go for conditional talks with the LTTE.
`The government should go for talks only if the LTTE is ready to come without conditions and not otherwise. The military exercises should not be stopped but should be intensified. The government must even now realize that when the LTTE is weak it comes for talks with the government. The LTTE is not strong now; the parting of ways with Karuna Amman is also affecting its strength. The recent military victories are not favorable to the LTTE. It has lost the East and can it think of an Eelam without the East? This must be the reason for the LTTE to agree for talks,` Mr. Amarasinghe said.
He said the JVP was concentrating on trying to push the government and the LTTE towards a true peace process.
`There has never been a peace process in the country especially with the LTTE regularly killing civilians. Even when the security forces stopped fighting and there was a ceasefire in place the LTTE continued to kill. There is only varying degrees of calm and violence. But still there is a way out of this problem,` Mr. Amarasinghe said.
He reiterated that the JVP would not come back to the APRC as long as it gave legitimacy to the something against the people`s mandate.
`This is the first time in this country a political party is fighting for the People`s mandate and the JVP is doing just that,` Mr. Amarasinghe said.