The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday said it was in control in the country’s political sphere and the resignation of Minister Tilak Marapana and the President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to handover the responsibility of defending the seas outside Sri Lanka were ample proof of it.
These sentiments came from Party leader and Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake and General Secretary Tilvin Silva at the ‘Il Maha Samuruwa’ - a ceremony held to commemorate the party’s slain leader Rohana Wijeweera and others who were killed 26 years ago.
He said the party would engage in lobbying in the strongest way in the near future against some government moves as it had become a dire need of the hour. He said the situation would be the same with regard to the midterm economic programme of the government.
“The midterm economic programme of the government cannot be allowed to go ahead as it is out to sell off state entities to the private sector and suppress the working class by merging the EPF and ETF and its administration into a private body while bringing in unfriendly reforms to the present pension scheme. “ We will lobby strongly against these moves using our present political strength,” he said.
Mr. Silva said the decision by President Sirisena to handover the responsibility of safeguarding the seas of Sri Lanka came as a result of JVP’s say in the political arena today.
Referring to the drama regarding Front Line Socialist Party Leader Kumar Gunaratnam, his abduction and his return to the country during the previous regime was part of a political gimmick. Mr. Silva denied the allegation made by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the JVP leader had requested the then government to abduct Mr. Gunaratnam.
“The JVP had no reason to get Mr. Gunaratnam abducted as neither he nor his party was ever a threat to us,” he said. Also he played down the alliance between JVP former Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and former Minister Wimal Weeraansa stating that it was just a game of survival in the backdrop of political bankruptcy. (Yohan Perera )
Comments - 9
onlooker Saturday, 14 November 2015 05:07 PM
Why not they got such a massive mandate from the masses at the last general elections. They are in a fools paradise.
Leo Sunday, 15 November 2015 03:35 PM
Keep blowing your own trumpet as you have no votes to create noise. via DM Android App
Mm Saturday, 14 November 2015 09:57 AM
Are you sure? You never got voted in.All you are good at is brainwashing the fools
Hippo Saturday, 14 November 2015 10:02 AM
Well said Anura. Your next task is to have the Justice minster removed. He has to GO!
mola Saturday, 14 November 2015 05:59 PM
This controlling bully boy should be despatched to where his bully boy leader was sent to forthwith. Nasty piece of gunk.
Badur Saturday, 14 November 2015 06:09 PM
Continue with the good work Anura and make sure Wijyedasa also leave the cabinet via DM Android App
Toilet Mouth AD Saturday, 14 November 2015 10:46 AM
Distructive force of economic growth of country for thrir bally
citizen a Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:30 AM
Next election please get ready to count your own votes.
Mason Saturday, 14 November 2015 12:24 PM
In the present state of affairs in the country, only JVP can be TRUSTED to expose the misdeeds, corruption and bribery that are taking place around us. None others WANT a CLEAN administration free of EVIL.
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