The JVP has charged that the government did not have a clear vision or a foreign policy and that it therefore has to bow to international pressure.
The party says that neither UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nor any other international organization had the right to interfere in the country’s internal issues.
JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told a press conference that the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts should not be permitted to enter the country.
Herath said the JVP condemned the UN Panel’s move to visit the country. The UN Panel has said it wanted to visit the country to meet with the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
According to him, the government’s decision to permit the Panel to visit Sri Lanka showed the double standards of the government.
Herath also spoke of the cost of living at the press conference. He said that while the festive season has begun, prices of essential commodities have seen a massive increase in a manner that has never been witnessed earlier.
“The price of a coconut that was Rs.12.00 when the present President was elected has increased to Rs.60 at present. Hence people, instead of buying a whole coconut, have to buy half a coconut. When compared with the prices of goods in 2005, the prices of the same commodities have seen a massive increase,” Herath said.