Only the National People’s Power could build trust regarding politics in this country. It is only the National People’s Power that has genuine people’s power in the country. As such, people should bring victory to the candidate of the National People’s Power. It is only the National People’s Power (NPP) consisting of genuine democrats, progressives, leftists that could fulfill the need of the people which is building this country and changing the existing sinister society,” says the General Secretary of the JVP Comrade Tilvin Silva.
Speaking at a press conference organized by the NPP and held at ‘Avakashaya’ Center at Battaramulla yesterday (5th) the General Secretary of the JVP said, “The National People’s Power has taken a giant step. At the rally held at Galle Face on the 18th, we proved that we are a strong movement. We have already commenced the campaign for the presidential election. Our organization, which has aw long term programme is not an election front but has decided to contest elections that will be held in the country. Accordingly, we have presented Comrade Anura Dissanayaka as the candidate of the NPP.
The two parties of the same camp that ruled this country for 71 years are in a crisis at present. The UNP is in a crisis as it is unable to name a candidate. The summits scheduled are being cancelled. There is an internal power struggle. The presidential election has become an internal struggle in the UNP and whomever candidate is put forward some faction of the party would be disappointed and inconvenienced. In Rajapaksa camp despite Gotabhaya Rajapaksa being named, he is not given the due place as the candidate. In all instances, Gotabhaya is treated as the apprentice of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mahinda Rajapaksa gets best and a high chair on the stage of the campaigns. As such, both these parties are in crises.
Comrade Anura Dissanayaka was put forward as the candidate with the approval of all the progressive, left and democratic forces that have rallied with the NPP. With the naming of our candidate, there has developed a tremendous interest in society. Also, the groups that oppose us have begun circulating fabrications. We have entered the fray to be victorious. We believe that people who love this country should bring victory to our candidate. The two capitalist political parties have proved they cannot develop this country. Those who had ruled the country again ask power from the people saying they could develop the country. This is a good reason not to bring them to power. For, they have had ample time to do it. People need not be deceived by them. They couldn’t protect democracy, human rights or the lives of the people. If they could get back people such as SB into their fold, how could they build a righteous political culture?
Only the NPP could develop the economy, build national unity and develop political ethics in the country. As such, the people should bring victory to the candidate of the NPP. This country needs an alternative political culture. NPP is a strong political movement that could bring such a political culture to the country. NPP is the only place where those who expect an alternative politics to the country can rally.
Now, some have started spreading rumours that the candidate of the NPP would be withdrawn. The country is submerged in a deep tragedy. Only the NPP which has a national programme could salvage the country from the deep precipice it has been thrown to. As such, the candidate we have put forward would never withdraw. The partners in our organization have entered the fray as an organization, not for any perks, privileges or positions. Only the NPP can build people’s trust in politics in this country. It is only the NPP that has genuine power in the country. As such, the people should bring victory to the candidate of the NPP. NPP possesses the politically matured team that could defeat the reactionary camp represented by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena and their lackeys. We call upon the people in this country to rally with the NPP to end the political tragedy the country has been subjected to and build a righteous society.”