On September 3rd and 4th, in 2004, JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe travelled to China and signed an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. The agreement was signed to secure political and financial support. This agreement between the Janata Vimukti Peramuna and the Chinese Communist Party remains in effect today. Following Somawansa, the current JVP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, attended international Chinese Communist Party conferences. Last year, JVP MP Vijitha Herat attended a Chinese Communist Party conference. It is a contentious political event that JVP leader Anura and others travelled to India on the invitation of the Indian government, despite having signed an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party.
The JVP founder who introduced 5 lectures to his ciders to train them updated the prepared lectures for JVP members and added a new lecture after the Indo Lanka accord. It was known as the ‘Indian expansionistic policy’. During their time in student unions, JVP’s current leader Anura, party secretary Tilwin Silva, and JVP MP Vijitha Herath all attended these lectures. Following those lectures, they entered politics it is astonishing to note that they are currently in India to discuss Indo-Sri Lanka relations.
According to the Indian media, India invited the JVP leaders to India after reviewing Dr Ravi Rannan Eliya’s public opinion survey report. That is unbelievable. There are concerns about the credibility of Dr. Ravi’s opinion poll results. There are numerous allegations against him, as well as his survey records. The Daily FT is the only newspaper to publish his reports. Incredibly, a powerful country like India makes political decisions about Sri Lanka based on Ravi Rannan Eliya’s reports.
However, JVP support is required to carry out the Indo-Lanka Economic Partnership Vision, which was announced by Ranil and Indian Prime Minister Modi during Ranil’s visit to India last year. The JVP is no longer Sri Lanka’s third-largest political force, but it is a significant one. India needs to know the JVP’s perspective on implementing the Indo-Lanka partnership vision. India’s decision to provide such an opportunity for JVP leaders at this time is well thought out.
India usually deals with Sri Lanka’s ruling, opposition, and minority parties. During previous Congress and BJP governments, opposition leaders were occasionally invited to visit the country. Inviting Anura this time is a significant boost to JVP. It appears that JVP is making full use of this. Initially, JVP did not publicise this visit for fear of how their party members and opposition parties would perceive JVP visiting India, which had an anti-India policy. However, with the media spreading the myth that India has accepted that they are the next government; the JVP has turned this visit into a propaganda ploy. Ranil is more pleased than JVP with the trip. He wants to weaken SJB by demonstrating that his opponent is Anura, not Sajith. Anura’s tour yielded two victories for India. The first is to show that all parties in Sri Lanka are with them and the second If China has hopes for JVP, to blemish it.