JHU threatens to boycott parliament

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 June 2005, 13:27 GMT]
Venerable Athuraliya Ratana Thera, parliamentary group leader of the all monks' Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party Tuesday announced in parliament that his party has decided to boycott the House temporarily in protest of the Sri Lanka government's move to sign the joint mechanism proposal with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), parliamentary sources said.

Thereafter JHU parliamentarians present in the House walked out.

However two JHU parliamentarians, Venerable Dhammaloka Thera and Venerable Punnyananda Thera, later returned to the House and occupied their seats, the State controlled Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation reported in its news bulletin Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the fast unto death protest launched by the JHU entered second Tuesday in front of the historical Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, capital of the Central province.

JHU parliamentarian Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera began his fast unto death protest Monday demanding the government to abandon its decision to sign the joint mechanism with the LTTE. About fifty others also joined the monk parliamentarian in the second day, sources said.

The parliamentary strength of the JHU is nine.

 

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