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Many veteran politicians and Trade Union leaders point out that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was a party that rejected the Parliament as a bourgeois institution working against the people and it was due to this ideological conviction that they called for boycott of elections in the past and shot and killed the people who went for voting in the 1988 Presidential Election, and provincial council elections that followed.
They point out that several politicians and innocent people were killed in these skirmishes and there is nothing to be surprised about the JVP’s Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s statement that they doubt about the supremacy of Parliament and they cannot be deceived by the slogan ‘Parliament is supreme’.
The politicians and trade unionists also state that the JVP entered the political mainstream not with a genuine intention but since they were left with no alternative as their twin attempts to capture by armed struggle completely failed. (niz)