If India fails to stop interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, the JVP would request the public to boycott Indian products, JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe told a rally in Anuradhapura.
This was the first of a series of meetings to be held island wide requesting the Government to stop forthwith any idea of devolving power to the North and East and also give up any plan to stop the war against the LTTE.
`The JVP has spoken so much against separation and has always opposed any move to devolve power. We stand for a unitary State,` Somawansa said.
Referring to the UNP, he said the party had started a poster campaign which was what the JVP did in the late sixties. He said it would take at least another 40 years for the UNP to come to power. He called upon the UNP members to leave the party and join a respectable political party.
`Our valiant soldiers are fighting to save the country. People are suffering in the face of the rising cost of living. But the President is feasting. We have now begun a survey to find out how many friends and relations have been employed by the President. How many secretaries and advisors he has. This should be made known to the general public. When he came to power, the President said that he was only the caretaker of the country and not its owner. It was the JVP that urged the people to vote for Mahinda Rajapaksa while a section of the SLFP was undecided,` Somawansa said.
He reminded the crowd what the Government was trying to introduce to the North and East was rejected by the people when it was introduced in 1987 and recalled that Mrs Bandaranaike performed a satyakriya against the 13th Amendment.