Comrade Handun elected to post in GOPAC

JVP Parliamentarian Comrade Sunil Handunneththi, who is participating at the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) being held in Yogyakarta in Indonesia at present has been elected as the Treasurer of the Committee of the SAARC Pacific Region of the GOPAC.

The committee representing Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Iran and Afghanistan met yesterday (7th) when the representative from Nepal proposed Comrade Handunneththi as the Treasurer of the organization. It was seconded by the representative from Pakistan. The proposal was adopted unanimously. This is the first time a Parliamentarian from Sri Lanka is elected to a post in GOPAC.


Video: Govt’s response to ‘Coca Cola’ polluting Kelani River is appalling

Chief Opposition Whip JVP Parliamentarian Comrade Anura Dissanayake yesterday (6th) questioned in Parliament under Standing Order 23(2) the measures taken by the government with regard to the Coca Cola Company for polluting the Kelani River.

Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said the investigations into the incident of the Kelani River water pollution on 17th August were not properly carried out.


Comrade Handuneththi at summit against corruption

JVP Parliamentarian Comrade Sunil Handunneththi is representing Sri Lanka Parliament in Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) being held in Yogyakarta in Indonesia from 6th to 8th October

During the conference Comrade Sunil Handunneththi has met the Chief Executive Officer of GOPAC Akesh Maharaj and Kedar Khaddar, Secretary - SAARC Pacific Region, and had discussions with them.


Best code of ethics for Sri Lankan politicians is to read Che’s biography

Politicians in Sri Lanka should be given the biography of Che Guevara to read if they need a code of ethics said the Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP Comrade Lal Kantha participating in a ceremony organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) and held today (5th) at the mahogany tree planted by Che Guevara at Yahalakele in Horana to mark ‘Che Commemorative Day’ which falls on 8th October.

Ernesto Che Guevara planted the mahogany tree at Yahalakelle when he visited Sri Lanka on 8th August, 1959.


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