The beginning of the left movement in Sri Lanka goes back to 1935. The first leftist political party, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP-Lanka Equal Social Party) which was founded in that year, became one of the largest national sections of the Fourth International during 1950’s and 1960’s. The birth of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL) was due to the split of the LSSP in the year 1943. The CPSL later split into two factions along the lines of Moscow... More
The Chief Whip of the opposition and JVP Leader Comrade Anura Dissanayaka questioned under standing order 23/2 in Parliament on the 21st regarding the student clash that had occurred in Jaffna University recently. “He drew the attention of the House to the social risk of the relevant incident in which several students were injured due […]
The JVP has issued a press release condemning the terrorist attack in Bangladesh and the interference in South China Sea by the USA. The press release issued by the International Section of the JVP on 13.07.2016 states: We, as the Political Bureau of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People’s Liberation Front – JVP) vehemently condemn the […]
Many slanders have been created by unscrupulous elements stating that he has accepted millions to resign from the post of Chairman of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE), he took over the responsibility of that position not to give it up midway but to expose all the fraudsters said the Comrade Sunill Handunneththi who is […]
The JVP has organized a series of people’s agitations that would be launched from today (4th) and continue for a week against government’s move to levy VAT. The series of agitations against VAT would be held with the participation of the JVP and many groups including businessmen who have been affected by VAT.
‘Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe, who had to hide in the wilderness, spend his time in prisons or live abroad under very trying conditions, fulfilled a very magnanimous task. For, he dedicated himself, without any consideration for his own life, for the elevation of the JVP on behalf of the downtrodden masses of this country who have […]
Former leader of the JVP Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe has passed away. He was living at his brother’s house at Rajagiriya when he passed away today (15th) morning. The funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.
Comrade Wasantha Samarasinghe, Central Committee Member of the JVP visiting Europe at the moment, has addressed a seminar for Sri Lankans living in Switzerland. The seminar was held yesterday (10th) under the theme ‘National government, good governance and the future of Sri Lanka’. He is scheduled to address several seminars in the UK and the […]
The government failed to mediate in providing relief or giving protection to the people affected by floods, earth slips and explosion at the ‘Salawa’ armoury. However, the government should immediately mediate to help people who saved themselves from the disasters says the Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath speaking at a press conference […]
The JVP Member for Western Provincial Council Comrade Lakshman Nipunarachchi and a group of comrades visited yesterday (8th) people who have been affected due to the explosion of the armoury at the Salawa Army camp at Kosgama. They have had discussions with the people and Army officers regarding relief that could be given to the […]
The JVP organized a protest in Colombo yesterday (3rd) stating the present Maithri – Ranil administration burdens the people with more and more taxes, while wasting money for their luxuries is locking the country in a debt trap and is dragging the country towards a precipice. Protesters marched from Technical Junction at Maradana to opposite […]
This volume that discusses the path of the JVP from 1965 to 1994 has been compiled from a collection of articles published by ‘Niyamuwa’ from May, 2008 under the pseudonym ‘Mahogaya’. Download
Niyamuwa Publications The final submission made by Comrade Rohana Wijeweera before the Criminal Justice Commission in 2nd November 1973 and An exclusive analysis of ‘THE CEYLONESE INSURRECTION’ by Fred Halliday. Download
Programme of the proletarian socialist revolution
The proletariat in this neo-colony, where the capitalist production system dominates and a bourgeoisie subservient to imperialists is in power, faces the challenge to prepare for socialist revolutionary tasks and achieve them. In order to achieve them the Sri Lankan proletariat presents this programme. More...
The JVP is for socialism with modern Sri Lankan characteristics Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) General Secretary Tilvin Silva, in an interview with the Dailymirror , said his party opts for socialism with modern characteristics rather than deviating from the party’s original principles, policies and objectives. Excerpts of the interview: The JVP, played a role in the 100-day government by participating in the deliberations of the National Executive Council (NEC). What would be the JVP … [Read More...]