Friday, November 13, 2009

Rajapaksa not deterred by opposition plans

B. Muralidhar Reddy

COLOMBO: Besides getting endorsement from the leader of the 12-party opposition front led by Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the man who escaped death in the hands of a LTTE woman suicide bomber in April 2006 has the indirect backing of the ultra-national Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). JVP, which backed Mr. Rajapaksa in the 2005 presidential election, in the last few months has been openly campaigning for his ouster.

Following a call for “work to rule” by JVP-affiliated trade unions, from Wednesday, Mr. Rajapaksa early this week had said he would counter attempts to create anarchy in the island nation.

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