JVP slams UNP

26 August 2010 11:26 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Kelum Bandara


The JVP today slammed the UNP leadership for having talks with the government on constitutional amendments.

“We managed to create a public upheaval against the government’s attempt. In this respect, we conducted seminars to educate the masses on the dangers involved in   amending the Constitution in a peaceful approach. However, the government was able to distract the public attention from it by engaging the UNP for talks. As a result, we believe the UNP leadership is also responsible for the dire consequence arising from the proposed constitutional reforms,” JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told reporters. 

He said the JVP had received information about plans by the government to introduce legislation during the next parliamentary week to amend the Constitution.  The party said that the government would seek to strengthen the executive presidency further through this exercise.

“Initially, there were protests, within and outside, the government against the plan to extend the term of the President. However, the government quelled such protests in a shrewd manner by engaging in bipartisan talks with the UNP. Now, the government has been successfully in concealing matters from the public eye. The constitutional amendment is a matter of serious concern. All the stakeholders have to be consulted,” he said.

Asked whether he would accept the invitation for talks with the UNP, Mr. Silva said that his party had not received any such official invitation yet.

“We cannot respond to what they utter at media briefings. They can inform us officially if they want. There are fax machines, telephones and email facilities for it. However, we believe that what is more appropriate at this hour is to create public awareness,” he said.


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  • channa Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:08 PM

    The JVP wants the UNP to join them, and not the other way round..

    manjula Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:28 PM

    lol, do u know? we know the history of our country.

    rosh Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:53 PM

    Cow & Gate !!!

    Lankawick Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:13 PM

    "An empty pot makes a big noise."

    Lucky Senanayake Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:07 PM

    The JVP has come a long way since their 1970's Marxist beginnings. They have aligned with the mainstream and today are the only guys standing against a total dictatorship!

    IrajCalifornia Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:46 AM

    JVP has done nothing wrong, good guys in SL politics since 70's, they have achieved glories for the country ..!!!

    prasad Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:07 PM

    yes. only thing now JVP can is slam here , slam there, ... what a waste of time and energy to see these nonsense..

    Dammika Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:21 PM

    In this regard I agree with JVP ... best is UNP to work with JVP, not with this corrupt dictatorial govt.

    san Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:26 PM

    Now JVP doesnt have any hope. DNA also having talks with UNP. JVP is in the last stage fof their political life.

    Jay Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:50 PM

    The JVP is correct...MR will become a dictator if the opposition does not stand up for themselves.

    Percy Mandawala Thursday, 26 August 2010 01:32 PM

    JVP is the only honest and clean political group in the country.

    ismath Thursday, 26 August 2010 01:34 PM

    jvp has no right to slameed unp bcoz they bought the mahinda to power. now talking nonsense.

    kumar Thursday, 26 August 2010 01:55 PM

    JVP lost support dramatically from Public. There is only one way to wake public. Boycotting parliamenary sitting as a Protest. This will attract the public attention.

    Wasantha Thursday, 26 August 2010 01:55 PM

    Wait until Ranil would be kicked off by MR.


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