Wesak message of the JVP

Today is Wesak Poya Day, the day Buddhists all over the world accept as the day in which Lord Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Nirvana took place. This day is commemorated, venerated and honoured by all Buddhists.


Lord Buddha’s teachings that help the society to progress include cooperation, working for reconciliation and righteousness. Undoubtedly, most of the virtuous qualities that exist in the Sri Lankan society have been nurtured by His teachings. When these teachings were followed Sri Lanka was known as ‘Dharmadweepa’.


Find solutions for health crisis – JVP demands Govt.

The issues in the health sector have escalated into crises due to the sluggishness of the government and the helpless patients are made to suffer due to its idiotic decisions states the JVP in a press release.

The press release states:

A serious crisis situation has developed within the health sector due to certain issues relevant to the health service. The issue that has developed into a strike action has unavoidably brought suffering to a large number of patients.


Socialism is the answer for all issues of working masses– Comrade Lal Kantha

A society where the working masses receive the benefits of their labour should be created and it could be done only under Socialism says the President of All Ceylon Trade Union Federation and Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP Comrade K.D. Lal Kantha.

He said this addressing the mammoth May Day rally of the JVP held at BRC grounds yesterday (1st).

Speaking further Comrade Lal Kantha said, “We have gathered here today to commemorate workers who struggled for an eight hour working days 128 years ago. The issue for the workers then was to get the working hours reduced. They struggled for an eight hour working day. They sacrificed their lives. We commemorate these workers who sacrificed their lives for the struggle to reduce working hours for a day. Today we have to fight for a six hour working day. For, when compared with the development of production the working hours should be less than six hours.


Mammoth crowd at JVP rally

The Red May demonstration of the JVP commenced its march from S. de S Jayasinghe Grounds at Dehiwela and reached B.R.C. grounds at about 2.30 p.m. The public in large numbers lined the route of the demonstration expressed their appreciation and shouted encouragement in addition to treating demonstrators with refreshments and drinks.

The rally chaired by the President of All Ceylon Trade Union Federation Comrade Lal Kantha and was participated by the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka, its General Secretary Comrade Tilvin Silva, the Member of the Political Bureau Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe, Information Secretary Comrade Vijitha Herath and leaders of Farmers', Fishermen's, Women's, Youths, students and artistes organizations.


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