Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka
On Mahinda, JVP, International
Community et al
General Secretary, Nava Sama Samaaja Party
- Summary Translation of the
28 October, 2007
Q: JVP says Mahinda's economic policy is a failure?
While conducting a war with oppression, indulgence, corruption,
robbery, fraud and fooling JVP and others, the open economic policy
is implemented to the satisfaction of the global masters. Latter
says that it is satisfactory with a development rate more than 7 %.
Better than Ranil, today his Regaining Sri Lanka policies are
carried forward. Corruption is part of the game. It creates a novo
rich; a necessary ingredient. Mahinda may be given a gold medal by
Q: JVP is very critical.
Mahinda fooled them with a promise of a nationalist economy. Mahinda
always says that he is a poor villager who eats helapa and kurakkan
thalapa and these idiots were fooled by his pretext. But while
keeping them in his poket Mahinda is taking Ranil's Kollupitya
chinthanaya along Galle road. That is the difference. Ranil moved on
Cambridge terrace this man goes on Galle road.
Q: JVP says Mahinda is very loving but follows this neo liberal
Yes, now they begin to realize the truth. Even donkeys could see the
truth at one point. They realized that they are caught by the balls.
Q: Some developments are confined to the foundation stone.
Yes, that is in poor areas, they were promised super infra
structures. But the latter is for the elite.
Q: Why are you critical of no confidence on Milinda?
Milinda and Ranil are both neo liberal Yankees. We have no choice.
Ranil appealed to us to join in a mass campaign against the
government. He agreed to call trade unions and Tamil, Muslim parties
in a broad action front. Now all that is forgotten. He is now
committed to a parliamentary conspiracy. His only aim is to win
support of the JVP in the parliament. He is cutting his toes to fit
the JVP shoes. We cannot give blessing to such tom foolery.
Q; Milinda is not innocent.
No, of course not, but all this was done in Ranil's time within his
Q: Tigers have attacked A'pura air base.
Mahinda said he will clean up all Tamil areas in three months;
Promised to take every body to Nagadeepa in jolly trips. We
explained that this is a national uprising. Without solving this
suffering problem of the Tamil people there is no way out. Now
Sinhalese are afraid to go to A'pura, traditional land of the
Sinhala. This is idiocy. Not only myself but even Gerard, the
internationally famous anti terror specialist said there is a
serious national liberation problem. This I said in 1974. They spent
millions to bring this Gerard here; still these fools are not
prepared to accept.
Q: Only traitors talk about the losses at A'pura.
Certainly it is.These ministers are traitors. They fool the people.
In particular they have fooled the Sinhala people. Sinhala became an
internationally discredited people. Now this lie has exploded. They
got a clear reply. There was so much suffering killing and spelling
of blood, loss of property, loss of tradition and culture. We are in
debt. All are lost for a problem that can be solved by just and fair
thinking. One day these traitors will be brought to courts.
Q: They restrict media people and call them traitors.
Yes. Of course. But it is treacherous to be silent. Thank you for
this interview. Most media is one sided and go along with the
repression. They are the real traitors.
Q: There is a call for HR office.
What is more important is to stop the war and go for a solution to
the national problem
Q: It is difficult to protect HR when a war is on.
There is no war in Colombo, Kalutara but disappearances take palace.
Detainees and Prisoners kept in all these places. They have
displayed the naked bodies of Tamil liberation fighters including
that of women. In 88/89 we protested against naked bodies tied to
trees. Wjeweera was roasted without a court case. Then Mahinda
joined us and shouted against inhuman acts. But now he is doing the
same to Tamil fighters. We cannot allow this even to convicted
Q: There is a large cabinet.
No there are MPs with higher allowances and privileges. They are
given titles; even cabinet posts. But in fact they are glorified
Q: Do they sacrifice?
No this government does not sacrifice. From the top downwards they
struggle for their portion or the commission. We have to sacrifice
for them. The real cabinet consists of four brothers and few others.
They always talk about sacrifice but others have to sacrifice fore
them. They have such an excess some times they loose it in expensive
hotels and clubs. Then their sacrifice is truly shown.
Q: They say to face the conditions in the world market we have to
They said that we have got a good harvest in paddy due to their
correct policies. There is ample paddy for every body. But even rice
prices are rising. Why? Inflation hits every thing and rupee has
devalued severely. War is an inflationary business. Resources are
used for killing and destruction. On the other hand infrastructure
development, constructions, road developments and other projects do
not directly produce goods for sale. Both these reduce real income
of the poor while rich become richer.
Q: What about world market price increases?
It has an effect but the biggest contribution comes from the
policies of the government.
Q: Is the solution a parliamentary election?
No election can solve any of these problems. Ranil has dropped
federalism and claims he will conduct a better war. Mahinda said
Ranil is a Yankee. But Mahinda is now supported by Americans and
also Indians. Mahinda has taken over Ranil's project stock and
barrel. Both Yankee and monkey military forces are helping Mahinda.
Ranil planned for an international security net. Now Mahinda has
implemented that. So what else can Ranil do? What is the alternative
he can give? He says he is not corrupt. But all those named in Cope
report were his cabinet members. He may not be a rogue but he was
the king of robbers. What we need is a mass campaign to change the
racist, reactionary establishment. Masses are coming out. We must
take that FORWARD.