The Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) says that Minister Wimal Weerawansa ended his fast based on a pledge given by the President that he would not betray Sri Lanka in the face of the UN Panel appointed by Ban Ki Moon. The party had a discussion with a special committee appointed by the President. Accordingly the agreement was reached.
This was revealed by Jathika Nidahas Peramuna National Organizer Jayantha Samaraweera at a media conference last night. He said they had a fruitful discussion with the Government. The President appointed some of his representatives for the discussion. As a result of the talks they were able to reach a consensus. A pledge was given that not a single soldier who contributed to the humanitarian operations would be produced before any War Tribunal via the UN Panel. It was also assured that the Panel would not be given any facility within Sri Lanka.
Another assurance given was that the Government would not agree to any condition and would safeguard the victory which was achieved over terrorism and also protect the war heroes. The JNP National Organizer further said that they requested the appointment of Committee comprising scholars to take action against this UN Panel. There was a positive response to this request at the meeting. It was based on these agreements that a decision was taken to give up the fast.
In the meantime Minister Weerawansa who was in a critical condition following the three-day fast has been admitted to the Army Hospital for medication.