Main condition of the JO which has more Sinhala racist political parties and led by Mahinda family members is to stop giving any political powers to Minority, hence they demand UPFA to stand against the current constitutional proposals.
The JO which counts on Sinhala extremist votes has always opposed any political proposals to be implemented. During Mahinda regime Tamils, Muslims and Cristians were treated badly to gain Sinha extremists votes.
Mahinda who promised to implement 13+ to the constitution went back on his word and refused any political package to give equal rights to the minority thinking that such racists policies will get the Sinhala majority votes and he wanted his son to become the next president of Sri Lanka.
Seven conditions laid down by the Joint Opposition (JO) in response to the SLFP’s invitation for them to join forces to contest the upcoming elections would be discussed at the party’s Central Committee, SLFP General Secretary Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said on Tuesday.
Confirming that the SLFP had received the letter signed by 42 MPs representing the JO, Dissanayake said the conditions would be discussed at the SLFP Central Committee before taking a decision. “We are in the government as per a decision taken by the Central Committee of SLFP and, therefore, a decision regarding whether the SLFP should accept the conditions of the JO or not will be taken by the Central Committee,” he said.
- A firm stand against the current constitutional proposals,
- Honouring the position taken by the Maha Sangha against the constitutional proposals.
- Withdrawal from the UNP-led unity government (So that Mahinda can become the PM)
- Curbing the present crime wave (although it is far less then Mahinda regime)
- End to the privatisation of national assets (although it is far less then Mahinda regime)
- Containment of the rising cost of living (although it is far less then Mahinda regime)
are among the conditions put forth by the JO to join with the SLFP to contest the elections together.
Referring to the upcoming election, Dissanayake said that the SLFP was fully prepared for it and the party had already completed 99 percent of the nomination lists. UPFA General Secretary Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said, “Not only in the upcoming election, but also in any future elections, the SLFP will not have any coalition with the UNP.”
So far about 20 political parties had confirmed that they would join the UPFA and among them were three Muslim parties and four Tamil political parties, Minister Amaraweera said.
All Sinhala extremists parties are with the Mahinda’s Joint Opposition.