Split in Lankan coalition government

Colombo – Thursday: JVP
leader
Somawansa
Amarasinghe

 confirming that the party
had quit the coalition government over the tsunami aid sharing
proposal. The Alliance government’s key coalition partner says its
will sit in the opposition as an independent party. The Marxist JVP
quit the coalition government effective from midnight Wednesday as
an ultimatum to the President to withdraw a proposal to disburse aid
with the LTTE lapsed. SF/LBO
Colombo – Thursday: JVP
leader
Somawansa
Amarasinghe

 confirming that the party
had quit the coalition government over the tsunami aid sharing
proposal. The Alliance government’s key coalition partner says its
will sit in the opposition as an independent party. The Marxist JVP
quit the coalition government effective from midnight Wednesday as
an ultimatum to the President to withdraw a proposal to disburse aid
with the LTTE lapsed. SF/LBO