JHU takes protest against the proposed joint mechanism to the Kandy Development Forum

Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist monk
legislator Athuraliya Ratana makes an unscheduled address at a meeting
of international aid donors in Kandy, Sri Lanka 16 May 2005 denouncing
President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s  plans to enter into a
controversial deal with Tiger rebels.   AFP PHOTO/LR/aj

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) – a political party made up of Buddhist clergy – lodged a formal protest against the proposed joint mechanism at the Development Forum on Monday.

Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist monk
legislator Athuraliya Ratana makes an unscheduled address at a meeting
of international aid donors in Kandy, Sri Lanka 16 May 2005 denouncing
President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s  plans to enter into a
controversial deal with Tiger rebels.   AFP PHOTO/LR/aj

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) – a political party made up of Buddhist clergy – lodged a formal protest against the proposed joint mechanism at the Development Forum on Monday. The petition handed over to the President by JHU legislator Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero said that “The LTTE has violated many, many times the cease fire agreement currently in force and has turned its back on the Oslo Declaration.”

“They have even channele