JVP says will pull out of government by Thursday

The JVP today re-iterated that it would pull out of Sri Lanka’s coalition government tomorrow at midnight, if the joint mechanism is not pulled out. The JVP today re-iterated that it would pull out of Sri Lanka’s coalition government tomorrow at midnight, if the joint mechanism is not pulled out. At a mass public rally near the Fort railway station the JVP said it would walk out of the UPFA coalition by Thursday if President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga does not abandon plans for a tsunami aid delivery mechanism with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka’s largest Marxist party is accusing the government of trying to further a sinister hidden agenda under cover of a tsunami aid delivery mechanism.

President Kumaratunga on the other hand has maintained that the agreement is nothing more than an administrative arrangement to facilitate tsunami aid delivery, particularly to LTTE held areas of the island.

The move is also strongly backed by international donors that say such an arrangement would help make aid delivery more transparent.

However, the JVP, that says it is unaware of the contents of the agreement, is threatening to rally mass public s