Norwegian Peace Initiative
Agreement between SLFP Presidential Nominee, Mahinda
Rajapakse & JVP
signed at Temple Trees, Official Residence of the Prime Minister
8 September 2005
"It is hereby declared that the
Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure which was signed between
the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tamil Tiger Eelam (herein
after referred to as LTTE) on the 24th June 2005 shall not be
reactivated, enforced or implemented in whatsoever manner ... it is
agreed hereby not to grant Interim Self-governing Authority or any such
political or administrative structure to LTTE or to hold negotiations
with LTTE on that basis...."
The following is the text of the `Policy-agreement' entered
between the presidential candidate
Mahinda Rajapakse, the Prime-Minister and the
Liberation Front (JVP) for the Presidential poll 2005:
l. It is hereby declared that the
Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure which was signed between the
Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tamil Tiger Eelam (herein after
referred to as LTTE) on the 24th June 2005 the implementation of
which has been already
stayed by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and also was subject to much public
criticism shall not be reactivated, enforced or implemented in whatsoever
manner and for the purpose of accelerating, expediting and regularizing the
provision of the necessary relief services to all the people affected by
Tsunami, a new program shall be formulated as a priority task on reviewing the
existing program and to activate it forthwith through the assistance and
intervention of the government.
2. We believe that it is necessary to have negotiations not only
with the LTTE but also with all other relevant parties to resolve Sri Lanka's
national question and that without being agreed on such lasting solution it is
agreed hereby not to grant Interim
Self-governing Authority or any such political or administrative structure
to LTTE or to hold negotiations with LTTE on that basis.
3. It is hereby agreed to protect, defend and preserve the
unitary nature of the Sri Lankan State under any solutions to be presented,
formed or formulated for the purpose of the resolution of Sri Lanka's national
4. It is agreed hereby that in considering the harmful and
prejudicial effects and other serious implications of the
Ceasefire Agreement that was
entered and signed by the then Prime , Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and
LTTE on 22nd February 2002, the said agreement shall be reviewed and revised
fully and the said agreement shall be completely redone on removing and
eliminating all the clauses which are prejudicial and harmful to the national
security and foster and nurture ' separatism and are inconsistent with the
Constitution of Sri Lanka.
5. As it is axiomatic that Norway has shown unprecedented bias
and partiality towards the LTTE in her role as a facilitator in the negotiation
process between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE and in the monitoring
mission of the Ceasefire Agreement and also as she has undoubtedly failed to act
impartially in performing her obligations, it is agreed hereby to re consider
seriously whether the Norway should be allowed to engage in those activities
further and the necessary actions shall be taken accordingly.
6. It is agreed hereby that the re-establishment and restoration
of human rights, democracy and law and order which have become completely
non-existing phenomena due to the terrorist activities of the LTTE in the North
and Eastern provinces shall be considered as a prioritized task and also all the
necessary and appropriate actions shall be taken to ensure to all democratic
political parties to carry out their political activities without any
impediments, to create an atmosphere for the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim peoples
to live without any fears and perplexity and also to ensure that multi-party
political system shall be restored in the said provinces.
7. The Executive Presidential System being most destructive and
harmful to the democracy of Sri Lanka and having accepted its abolition as an
essential priority task, it is hereby agreed to terminate the Executive
Presidential System before the end of the tenure of office of the 6th Executive
President which is to be commenced from the year 2005.
8. No party shall accept the so-called liberal open economic
policy as Sri Lanka's national economic strategy nevertheless both parties shall
agree that an economic policy aimed at strengthening and promoting national
economy with equilibrium shall be adopted.
9. The harbors, seaports, airports, State commercial banks, the
Petroleum Corporation, Ceylon Electricity Board and all other Government
establishments and including water and mineral resources which are the nerve
centers of the national economy shall not be privatized and also shall agree to
abolish any such actions whatsoever taken so far towards privatization of the
aforesaid institutions, services and resources.
10. The right to have free education shall be ensured and also
any moves towards the privatization of education sector including the "White
Paper" presented by the United National Party in 1981 shall be abolished after
comprehensive review and carefully considering the views of intellectuals,
academics, teachers and students.
11. In resolving the problems faced by workers who contribute to
the national production process, and the farmers, factory owners, entrepreneurs,
business community and consumers who face hardships in view of soaring
inflation, the proposals of the People's Liberation Front (JVP) shall be
accepted and shall agree to act in conformity with that proposals.
12. Sri Lanka shall adopt non-aligned foreign policy and in
particular shall be taken into account the regional and the Asian cooperation in
revisiting the foreign policy.