JVP celebrates Valentine’s Day

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The Marxist revolutionary Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) adding a twist to the political culture of Sri Lanka yesterday said they would be celebrating Valentines Day today at the Galle Face Green, creating history in leftist party politics.  

The National Organizer of the Socialist Youth Union and JVP member Bimal Rathnayake told Daily Mirror that Valentines Day was not just a day to sell commercial goods but a day to discuss the true social problems the youth were forced to face regarding love and romance and to oppose the ‘Rule of Ceasar’ in Sri Lanka in the manner in which the citizens opposed the ‘Rule of Claudius’ in ancient Rome.  

“Emperor Claudius carried out a dictatorial family rule in Rome. So just like that, today in Sri Lanka another doctorial rule is being carried out. So we want to inform the youth about the real significance of Valentine’s Day and make people rise against the Rule of Ceasar in our country,” Rathnayake said.

Rathnayake explained that the obstacles youth in Sri Lanka had to face concerning marriage would be discussed at today’s event at the Galle Face Green which would consist of a speech by Bimal Rathnayake, a musical show and a drama.

 “Through the cultural show the problems faced by the youth in our country regarding marriage will be discussed heavily,” he said.

 The theme of this programme is ‘A tomorrow that doesn’t have a price, dowry or differences of cast or creed for love’,”

During a press conference held regarding this event Rathnayake said, “What we have in the society today is romance corrupted by money. A society that marries beds, chairs and tables has been created. Sri Lanka secured the number one slot for searching the term ‘sex’ globally. It has been stated that 1/4th of those who surf the internet access web sites with sex scenes. Many youth have got addicted to such behavior due to the non availability of proper sex education. The regressive nature of the culture in our country has burdened our youth with various obstacles, and pressure. As youth do not have an environment for romance they have got addicted to a ‘guest house’ culture.”

In 270 A.D. Emperor Claudius carried out a dictatorial family rule in Rome. He exposed Rome and the colonies to a massive war for the benefit of his family and wanted to enlist the youths as soldiers to his armies and therefore prohibited youth from getting married. Valentine, a priest, opposed this move by the emperor and carried out a struggle against him while representing the rights the youths had to love and to get married. Due to his struggle on behalf of the youths Emperor Claudius murdered Valentine and since then the priest Valentine is commemorated every year on February 14. (Jayashika Padmasiri)
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  • Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:25 AM

    JVP Always Does The Unexpected

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:28 AM

    For The Time A Political Party Is Organizing Valentine Day. Others Will Follow Next Year. Thanks To Bimal

    Podiman Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:28 AM

    exactly

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:32 AM

    I Wonder What Type Of Drama Is Planned. Will There Be Kiissing Scenes.

    Ranjitdea Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:52 PM

    At last doing something meaningful

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 15 February 2013 04:50 AM

    At Last The JVP Has Realized That Kissing And Making Love Is Better Than Killing People.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 15 February 2013 04:51 AM

    Something Sensible At Last

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:09 AM

    Sex Education Is The Only Solution. But It Should Start From The Top

    Don Thursday, 14 February 2013 04:05 PM

    Good One! Why not celebrate Haloween too?

    Nate Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Guess they didnt have to buy via DM Android App

    niroshana kodikara Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:15 AM

    thanks whoever intend 2 commemorate true of Valentine's day

    niroshana kodikara Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:17 AM

    thanks whoever intend 2 commemorate true of Valentine"s day

    Shiffy Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:22 AM

    Actually sex education is not the solution. Sex education often increases the sexual behavior of teens, since they experiment what they have learnt. Thats why in the U.S, sex takes place freely between different partners. And still rape and porn addictions are very high in the west. Definitely greater than ours. The only solution is to marry early. Marriage leads to healthy and sacred sex life between husband and wife instead of boyfriend and girlfriend who may break up just to have sex with another partner! The punishment for rape must be hard. No wonder rape is extremely low in Saudi Arabia.

    Nithya Thursday, 14 February 2013 03:00 AM

    JVP killed so many innocent people and deprived their families of love and affection of their husbands and fathers.

    nimal Thursday, 14 February 2013 02:57 AM

    good move...

    nicky karunarathna Thursday, 14 February 2013 03:02 AM

    JVP has to celebrate something as they can't take 71 or 89 for that. Niether their leaders death.

    perumal Thursday, 14 February 2013 02:58 AM

    Good! This "Ananga" may use a firearm in place of bow & arrow.

    Burul Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:25 AM

    Janatha Valentines' Peramuna ?

    AMT Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:36 AM

    They are in 'love'

    sudath sri Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:12 AM

    Good move but this intention is bad. They always betrayed valantine days why now?


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