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Don’t be a prey to extremists – JVP

The people are asked not to become stupid victims of extremists states the JVP. This was stated by the General Secretary of the JVP Comrade Tilvin Silva at a special media conference held at the party head office at Pelawatta today (16th) to express  the standpoint of the JVP regarding the communalist and religious clashes that have arisen in certain areas in the country.

Speaking at the conference the General Secretary of the JVP said, “The communal and religious clashes that have arisen have to be defeated. We first invite the people in this country to come forward to build national unity. What exists at present is a very serious and inflammable situation. As such, first it should be emphasized that media institutions have a big responsibility in quelling this situation. As a result of an incident that occurred at Aluthgama a communal and religious conflict is spreading throughout the country. Already three people have been killed and a large number of houses and property have been destroyed. There are many who have been injured and people in these areas are living in fear. This is a clash created by extremists making use of a minor incident. Now those who ignited the fire are unable to extinguish it and it is spreading in all directions. The people that lived together in these areas now live in fear and suspicion. 

 

Resolution by ‘patriotic’ MPs is nothing but a gimmick – Comrade Anura Dissanayaka

The resolution that UNHRC should not carry out an investigation regarding Sri Lanka to be presented to Parliament by a group of ‘patriotic’ MPs of the government is nothing but a political gimmick of the government says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.

Speaking at a media conference held today (13th) Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said the JVP put forward several amendments to the resolution by government MPs and the response of the JVP regarding the resolution would be announced considering the response of the government on those amendments.

 

Let’s make politics a service to the people instead of a business – Comrade Anura Dissanayaka

Politics, instead of a business, should be a service for the people says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.

Speaking at a seminar held at the Postal Auditorium in Kandy to apprise the masses regarding ‘Our Vision’, the policy framework adopted by the JVP at its 7th National Convention, Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said, “Before the 18th amendment to the Constitution was adopted a person in our country could hold the position of the president only twice. The incumbent president brought the 18th amendment and got it adopted. There are provisions to amend the Constitution. This could be done with the 2/3rd majority in Parliament or 2/3rd majority plus a referendum. The Supreme Court determines a bill required to be passed by such special majority. However, when the 18th amendment was presented to Parliament the Supreme Court determined that 2/3rd majority was sufficient to adopt it. We did not agree to it.

 

JVP will never support a UNP candidate

“The JVP will never support a UNP candidate at a future presidential election. The UNP candidate can never be a common candidate. Shallow talks of a common candidate without a broad programme carried out by bankrupt political parties or various other groups merely to come to power do not have any validity in our society now. What is needed now is a broad programme that could defeat this government as well as establish a government that could find solutions for crises confronted by the country. Any candidate should come forward after formulating such a policy framework, rallying masses around it and representing that people’s force. We are campaigning for such a candidate.

 

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