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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 16. September 8th 1971

Janata Vimukthi Peramuna;

Janata Vimukthi Peramuna;

The Janata Vimukthi Peramuna (People's Liberation Front) whose membership is drawn largely from the rural-lower middle class and partly from the urban lower middle-class and includes elements from the working class, claims to be Marxist-Leninist in orientation. Its aim is to bring about an egalitarian society by the abolition of the colonialist export-import plantation economy, in favour of an economy based on rice cultivation and domestic agriculture. The Janata Vimukthi Peramuna has not clarified its views regarding the role of the working-class in the socialist revolution and has discounted the one million plantation workers of recent indian origin. In this regard they have not explained what they mean by "Indian expansionism", to which they stand opposed The Janata Vimukthi Peramuna has not stated its attitude to Tamil and other oppressed minority rights. They have vehemently denounced imperialism, "Yankee, imperialism" etc., but have not projected an anti-imperialist program in relation to the Ceylon revolution. In their view the peasantry is the strongest revolutionary force.