It is most disgusting to see the JVP launching trade union action in league with unions of the UNP which was responsible to burning its founder leader Rohana Wijeweera alive at the Borella cemetery 20 years ago said. T. Kulatunga, Eksath Welanda ha Samupakara Sevaka Maha Sangamaya (United Commercial and Co-operative employees General Union) organiser commenting on the work to rule campaign launched by JVP and UNP trade unions today.
Kulatunga said it is also an irony of fate that this JVP-UNP alliance had taken shape in November, the month earmarked to commemorate fallen JVP heroes (Il Maha Samaruwa).
He said the JVP had claimed to be the leading left party in Sri Lanka with super Marxists. But it was questionable as to what sort of liberation it could provide the working class by aligning with the UNP which had suppressed working class struggles in this country with an iron fist.
Kulatunga said the JVP had destroyed the lives of 60,000 innocent youth by distorting marxist-leninist thought. By resorting to trade union action the JVP was only trying to reinstal a UNP government that would sound the death knell of the lower rung JVP membership. He said it was this very same JVP which betrayed workers during the 1980 July strike.