JVP to move resolution calling for election after defeating political coup: Anura

21 November 2018 09:37 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today they would bring in a resolution to dissolve parliament and pave the way for a General Election soon after defeating the current political coup.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was speaking at a rally held in Maharagama on the theme “Defeat dictatorial fury and win democracy”.

He said neither Mahinda faction nor the Ranil faction had a right to form a government right now as they had violated the mandate of the people who were the ones that should decide who forms a new government.

“The Rajapaksa government which was formed after buying over MPs in parliament has no right to govern the country. The Ranil faction has also violated the mandate given in 2015. Both factions have no right to form a government. The right to form a new government should be given over to the people,’ he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said, however, they were not prepared to go for an election under this illegitimate government and added that they would make every effort to defeat this coup in parliament, in court and in the streets.

“The President continues to violate the Constitution. If this continues, it would lead to a bloodbath. When Parliament does not accept the government and the Cabinet, the government rules the country against the Constitution. This will end in bloodbath,” he said.

He said the JVP came forward to rectify what has taken place for the sake of democracy and added that if this was not rectified, it would set a bad precedent.

“Some people question as to why we are so perturbed about what is taking place in the country at present. Ranil is concerned because he has lost the premiership. However, we are concerned because it is a threat to democracy,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Modaya Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:26 PM

    He’s become Ranil’s mouthpiece...

    sach Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:45 PM

    So they want to make Ranil PM?

    Coup Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:01 PM

    Well said Anura.People must know the people behind this political coup beside MS. Why these people are in such a hurry to have a general election. One man cannot decide the fate of the 225MPs. If he is honest and genuine let him go for a Presidential electionfirst and see the peoples verdict.

    Kugan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:12 PM

    Also abolish the executive Presidency and more power for parliamentary system.all the candidate should go through the vetting process,if any pending cases they loose until cleared by courts criminals should be in prison not in the parliament

    UniDon Thursday, 22 November 2018 08:09 PM

    cry for so-called democracy without knowing or considering the dynamics and very foundation of political economy and politics in the country and the globe only shows how bankrupt is JVP ideologically.

    rohani Friday, 23 November 2018 08:51 AM

    SUGGEST TO HAVE A QUICK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.THIS IS THE BEST.


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