The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna is continuously attempting to achieve political mileage directing the people including the innocent youths to violence.
Information is surfacing that JVP groups took the lead in creating disturbances by instigating the employees of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone to engage in an unnecessary clash, based on the Private Sector Pensions Bill. The workers had been instigated to achieve narrow political gains despite the Government’s assurance that the FTZ workers will be excluded from the Bill and in spite of peaceful talks conducted by Government Representatives including Parliamentarians with the workers of the Zone. This is how violence was unleashed on police officers by the FTZ employees who had been instigated on behalf of political aims and outsiders.
It was recorded in the Video Footage as to how the members of the police instead of suppressing the employees were running for safety, avoiding attacks.
It was thereafter that a clash occurred between the police and the workers due to the instigation of workers despite the resolution of the problem. The unfortunate political effort drew to an end bringing death to an innocent youth and injuring a large number of workers and police officers. Today such a futile attempt was witnessed in Colombo. This was due to the summoning of a group of Bhikkus of the Anuradhapura Buddha Sravaka University by the Inter University Students Federation affiliated to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna. They did not succeed in creating any disturbances even though the monks arrived in a walk from Colombo Fort to Kollupitiya. These monks received an opportunity to freely express their views arriving near the gate of Temple Trees. Party internal sources revealed that the political strategy of the JVP was to create another disturbance by staging the protest of these monks based on several incidents including the Katunayake clash. JVP’s attempt was to put the Government into difficulty following an attack on the Buddhist Monks. The Maha Sangha emphasized that the behaviour of certain Monks during the protest opposite Temple Trees did not suit the Sangha fraternity. Our media team was able to witness the unpleasant behaviour of Monks which angered the security divisions as well as the public.
The Government had agreed to suspend the New Pensions Bill. Intelligence Divisions have confirmed that under such a situation There was a massive conspiracy behind the JVP demonstrations and acts of sabotage. Political analysts said that it is very clear from the statements made by the JVP General Secretary Tilvyn Silva that they will continue their struggle against the Government. There are doubts that the JVP’s strategy was to create a fear psychosis situation which prevailed during 1988 and 89.