The attempts made by the JVP to obtain political mileage from the death of Roshen Chanaka have been unsuccessful.
He died in the Free Trade Zone from gunshot injuries due to a JVP conspiracy. The JVP which created an undue protest and clashed with the Police disturbed the Free Trade Zone. They created the clashes by attacking the unarmed police. Internal sources of the JVP have confirmed that the JVP leaders, trade union representatives and senior officials of several factories held a secret meeting three days prior to the incident. The initial investigations have revealed that JVP activists connected to this incident and party leaders had been in close contact. The party activists have stayed near the hospital to find out about his death while Roshen was admitted to the ICU of the Ragama hospital. The party internal sources say that the politburo of the JVP wanted to create a disturbance in the country using his body. The order issued by the Minuwangoda Magistrate on a request made by Roshen’s parents and brothers and the action of the Parish Priest averted these attempts. The JVP had been active in the area to create disturbance to obtain narrow political benefits and to create a terror period once again. Roshen’s parents, relatives and the local people have not assisted them. His funeral took place this evening with the participation of his parents, siblings and the villagers. The attempt made by JVP leaders to provoke people by staying near his house was also noted. Following the failure of this the JVP leadership used the Maha Sangah to achieve this end. The Budddhist Monks who were brought near the Temple Trees attempted to provoke the security forces by attacking them. The Monks were allowed to come near the Temple Trees and carryout the protest. Our cameras showed the ugly behaviour of certain Buddhist Monks and their improper appearance. The Convener of the Inter University Students Union known as Sampath Bandara was seen attempting to direct the monks to engage in sabotage. The Bhikkus were provided refreshments by the officials of the Presidential Secretariat although some refused them, violating the Buddhist code. The JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that clashes will be created throughout the country until the Government is toppled although the Pensions Scheme has been withdrawn. Political Analysts are of the view that the JVP is attempting to drag the country back to the 1988 to 89 terror period and to implement a foreign conspiracy to prey on young lives.