The present government is carrying out various manoeuvres to deceptively postpone the local government election and despite there are various contradictions, the JVP would unite all political forces to defeat the reactionary move says the Leader of the JVP and the Chief Whip of the Opposition Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.
While Comrade Anura Dissanayaka was making the speech the President entered the parliament and Comrade Dissanayaka continuing his speech said it was a faction of the government that was carrying out the move to postpone the election and mentioned several names of the SLFP Ministers who were involved in the sordid act.
Speaking further the Leader of the JVP said whatever political differences exist the JVP would give leadership to the struggle to win the election and said the party would not hesitate to unite with any party in the struggle to defeat the manipulations to postpone the election.
Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said the Minister of Provincial Councils is deeply involved in the conspiracy to postpone the election and added the Minister without appearing for the case and making submissions has gone abroad. He revealed that the counsel representing the petitioners is a junior lawyer trained under Minister’s father and added the case has been filed by Musthapha against Musthapha.
Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said close associates of Ministers Dilan Perera, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene, Dayasiri Jayasekera were the petitioners and it shows who is behind the conspiracy to postpone the local government election.
He said all legal measures would be taken to defeat the petition in Court and his party would not hesitate to take to the streets and warned the government that his party would take all measures to defeat the move to postpone the local government election.