1/26/2010

We will get a substantial vote to fight both reactionary camps - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne




(January 26, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Common Left Candidate Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne of the Left Front contesting under the Table symbol in his Election Day address said that he is confident of obtaining a substantial vote that will enable to mobilize against both camps.


In a video address Dr. Vickramabahu said that the combined votes Tamil Presidential Candidate MK Shivajilingam who represents Tamil Liberation along with him who represent the left and the proletariat will get a vote for a “progressive liberationist force prepared to fight back”.


He emphasized the need to build a force that will fight against global capital and Sinhala chauvinism represented by Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka.


“If we can mobilize a progressive liberationist force prepared to fight back, it will enable us to play a big role in the coming period regardless of whoever becomes the president,” he said.


Dr. Bahu explained how both Rajapaksa and Fonseka are reactionaries fighting to be agents of global capital in Sri Lanka with the aid of Sinhala chauvinism.


While pro capital politicians like Rohitha Bogollagama together with Sinhala supremacist JHU and Wimal Weerawansa are fortifying the Rajapaksa camp, Dr. Vickramabahu pointed out that the Sinhala extremist JVP along with Buddhist monk politician Dambara Amila Thero have joined Ranil Wickramasinghe who tows the western agenda to reinforce the Fonseka camp.


“We need to fight both camps that are equally reactionary,” said Bahu.


In order to do so, Dr. Bahu emphasized the need of voting on the 26th of January presidential election for him and Shivajilingam to combine both Tamil liberationist and left wing forces in the fight for democracy, self rule and self determination.


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