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Last updated: 28 July, 2008 - Published 16:38 GMT
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No to Indian intervention- JVP
15th SAARC summit is underway in Sri Lanka
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says it will not allow the government to use the SAARC summit to sign any unfavourable deals to Sri Lanka.

Propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath said, " India is trying to dominate its economic power over Sri Lanka's natural resources and electricity supply ".

Terrorism, food security & energy

Sri Lanka is hosting the fifteenth South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) summit from 27th July to 3rd August and the heads of the member states will meet on 2nd and 3rd August in Colombo.

 India, not only trying to control the natural resources but also to influence the policies of Sri Lanka
MP Vijitha Herath

JVP said it is not against the SAARC summit but would not let it become a platform for the government to sign deals that are not beneficial to Sri Lanka.

According to the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka terrorism, food security and energy issues will top the agenda of the 15th Summit.

The foreign ministry said that the summit is set to adopt four agreements; SAARC Development Fund, South Asian Standards Co-ordination, South Asian Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters and Protocol of Afghanistan’s accession to South Asian Free Trade Agreement.

National security

JVP which claims India is trying to intervene in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka said it will fight against the Indian hegemony.

“Indian economy is gaining control over our mineral resources, oil reserves and electricity,” said JVP propaganda secretary, Vijitha Herath.

“This is a serious threat to our national security.“India, not only trying to control the natural resources but also to influence the policies of Sri Lanka,” Herath added.

According to JVP Indian intervention is greater today than the time of President J. R. Jayawardena and said it will use all democratic means to defeat the Indian supremacy in Sri Lanka.

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