Rajapaksa regime was brought down not for Maithri & Ranil to warm their seats – Comrade Anura Dissanayaka

“Rajapaksa regime was brought down on 8th January not for Mr. Maithripala Sirisena to warm the presidential chair or Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe to hang on to the premiership. People in the country had high expectations when Rajapaksa regime was brought down on 8th January. They wanted large scale fraudsters and murderers to be punished; to get relief and to get reformations necessary for democracy adopted.


JVP reviews affect on people’s lives due to ‘Port City’

The Member of the Political Bureau and Western Provincial Councillor Comrade Lal Kantha met resident who have been affected due to the sea erosion in the beach belt from Ratmalana to Mt. Lavinia. The situation has worsened due to the ‘Port City’ project.

No environmental surveys had been done before construction work of the ‘Port City’ project that commenced during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. The present government too attempts to continue the project begun by the previous government. However, the work of the project has been temporarily stopped due to the protests by the JVP and environmental organizations.


Comrade Nalinda Jayatissa joins WFDY relief team in Nepal

The Member of the Central Committee of the JVP and the National Organizer of Socialist Students Union Comrade Nalinda Jayatissa joined the team of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) representing Sri Lanka to bring relief to the masses in Nepal who were made destitute due to a massive earthquake.

The team comprised of representatives from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and North Korea.


The cold war within SLFP delays 20A – Comrade Vijitha Herath

"There was a dialogue in the country that the electoral system should be changed. There were continuous proposals that the preferential system should be given up a system that brings Parliamentarians closer to the masses should be adopted. Despite the preferential voting system existed in the country, the JVP never fought for preferential votes. We have agreed to a mixed system that gives up preferential system. We took part in discussions regarding a new electoral system from the beginning of the ‘100 Day’ programme.


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