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A communiqué issued by the JVP states Minister Bandula Gunawardene’s idea to scrap the scholarship examination is similar to a thought that two foolish acts would make one intelligent move. The statement issued on the move to scrap the scholarship examination is fully reproduced here:A tense situation, especially among parents of small children, cropped up immediately after Minister Bandula Gunawardene held a media conference on the 19th to announce that Grade 5 scholarship examination would be abolished from 2016. The basis for the Minister to make this statement is criticism aimed by parents, intellectuals and professionals in education sector regarding the Grade 5 scholarship examination. However, the criticism aimed by these parties were regarding the extreme competitiveness of the examination, the manner the examination is held and the failure of the government to ensure security of question papers. Their criticism was not regarding students getting opportunities to enter schools with more facilities or regarding scholarships for students of parents with low income. Read more...
A meeting between representatives of youths’ associations and the President of Ecuador Rafael Correa was held on the side lines of the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students.The JVP was represented at this meeting by the Member of the Central Committee Comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe who had a special discussion later with the President of Ecuador. Read more...
A ceremony to commemorate November Heroes including the founder of the JVP Comrade Rohana Wijeweera and thousands of other heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for the Motherland was held in Doha in Qatar on the 18th.The Leader of the JVP Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe participated in the commemoration ceremony organized by the JVP committee in Qatar. A large number of Sri Lankans working in Qatar participated. Read more...
The book ‘The role of the left in the history of Lankan workers’ struggles’ was launched at Public Library in Colombo today (18th) in a ceremony chaired by the General Secretary of the JVP Comrade Tilvin Silva. The National Organizer of Socialist Workers’ Union Comrade Lal Kantha led the proceedings.The volume is compiled by the Socialist Workers’ Union. Comrade Lal Kantha presented the volume to three trade union leaders representing state, private and estate sectors as a symbolic gesture. Read more...
“A net work of ministers, MPs and other government politicians are behind the drug racket, ethanol racket and production of liquor. The government that protects them can never stop vice in the country. This is why we say the whole government should resign” says Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath. He said this at a special media conference held at the JVP head office at Pelawatta yesterday (15th).Comrade Vijitha Herath further said, “The political connection to heroin, large scale rackets and casino businesses should be exposed to the country. By now many instances of heroin being imported have been detected and several large consignments of heroin have been seized. Also, information has been revealed that there has been direct involvement of politicians behind these incidents. Read more...