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By Jamila Najmuddin

The JVP says it is still in talks with the UNP and other opposition political parties on whether it would contest the upcoming General Elections under the swan symbol and is expected to reach a decision by this week.

JVP MP K.D. Lalkantha speaking to Daily Mirror Online said that all political parties who contested as an alliance during the last presidential elections in support of the former army commander were now in the process of discussing which way to go following the latest developments.

“We did not expect the General to be arrested. It is a shame the government has done that. That too, just before the General election,” Mr. Lalkantha said.

He added that the JVP together with all opposition parties were trying to secure the General’s release prior to the upcoming elections in order to contest the polls. “The public want him. He received millions of votes. The government just cannot arrest him and those who supported him. Even journalists who wrote for him are still missing and arrested. We are working on their release too,” Mr. Lalkantha said.

Opposition parties who were in alliance with the General are also discussing whether the ‘New Democratic Front’ name would remain if they decided to contest under the swan symbol. However if such a decision is taken, then the General would remain as the main figure of the party, Mr. Lalkantha said.

“If he is not released before the polls, then it does not matter whether he is in or out. There have been leaders who have been in custody but their parties have contested polls. He will remain as the main figure of the party,” Mr. Lalkantha said.

Media reports which surfaced during the weekend said that the JVP had sent out invitations to other political parties to join them as an alliance. It stated that they had invited the General himself along with Mangala Samaraweera, Rauff Hakeem, Mano Ganeshan, and Arjuna Ranatunga, who crossed over from Government ranks weeks before the poll. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:29 AM

    You and your leaders will be there before Lal. We only have god to tell to protect people like Lal. If your boss hears this he will make it happen. May all peace loving people curse on these people. More than the idiotic leaders followers are a curse to the nation

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:32 AM

    JVP with just 200,000 supporters trying to talk big. On their own they will have only one seat. Therefore trying to form alliances with others.
    JVP murderes / terrorists better known as Che Guvera killed 100,000 innocent people including members of our forces between 1970 & 1990.
    They should be banned as a party and the jokers like Lal, Soma & Anura should be hanged in Gallface

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:34 AM

    well said.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 02:41 PM

    It will be a timely measure if the JVP leaders teach their members and supporters to perform Hara-kiri!

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 08:39 PM

    LALA SAHODARAYA, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DECIDE. YOUR PARTY IS DEAD. 'ANICHCHAWATHA SANKARA.'

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 08:56 PM

    The JVP is a curse to all our universities. They must be banned from SL politics. We do not need anymore trouble, in the future.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:40 AM

    We will see only one MP (some times that might be ZERO) from JVP in the next parliment. JVP has already dug their grave by their own.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:41 AM

    Dear Lal, Chamari is ignorant. Go ahead and contest under a common swan symbol. Post Monday drama will ensure a smooth and a comfortable victory for the joint opposition.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 02:54 PM

    It was JVP and UNP who brought him to such a level. First he needs to know what to talk and what not to talk. You everyone brought the disrepute Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:41 AM

    Does it make a difference as to which symbol the JVP will contest under? These rejects will make or have no impact as they are already obliterated.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:42 AM

    you all are the biggest culprits in this country.......Thats why no peace & always human voilences are there.....may God safe guard Sri lanka and SF....

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:36 AM

    Try and join he JHU at your last stages. At least they will give your party "Pansakula" after the elections.

    May You attain nirvana.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 11:40 AM

    Lalkantha, where were you all this while! sarath fonseka would be tried in a military court if you are not aware of what court martial means. fonseka, has done enought damage to warrant his arrest and he should be thrown behind bars for betraying Sri Lanka. Funeral arrangments of the JVP would be announced soon.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 03:22 PM

    Now is not the time to fight each other. Now is time to fight for our rights. I think all parties should try to win back our democracy. to do that they need to support the main opposition party(UNP) or rally around Swan. Think twice Mr. Lalkantha.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:55 AM

    Pohh!!!

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:56 AM

    JVP is trying to hang on to other parties. Who will want them - UNP?

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:58 AM

    JVP if need to be on the political stage will have to agree to contest under the UNP "Aliya Symbol" & do what Ranil say.
    Hanging on Fonseka & dictators are all history.
    Bell under the Aliya at elections will be hilarious BUT no choice for survival.
    Ranil must be offering poojas to the GOSL for the Elephant revival.

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:56 AM

    It is high time to change the name of JVP without a part of “Vimukthi” which is no longer deliverable to their supporters. A most suitable symbol would be “Padikkama”.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:59 AM

    dear nimal ... its not me who is ignorant .. 'JVP is and will be totally ignored by people in next election .. you wait and see.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:13 PM

    Well it was Mahinda who hugged them with both arms used them and then dropped them.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:14 PM

    Don't forget the Weerawansa is being kept safe and secure by Mahinda Rajapakse. So who wants them It is MR.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:15 PM

    These kind of nit picking is of no use. The country must join together and see that Sarath Fonseka our beloved hero is released immediately.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:19 PM

    JVP is well aware that at afutute election they will be wiped out if the contest on their won (Bell symbol) and trying to rob votes out of the UNP. How foolish is UNP if they go to rescue these rascals.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:45 PM

    Join with other parties.... don't be alone to combat UPFA.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 08:53 AM

    go to hell Lal!! You created enough troubles to sl.. your peanut brain make our hero(Gen. Sarath Fonseka) to zero.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:02 PM

    You have obtained and been given lot of chances. Now the time is past. Please come as a fresh party.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:03 PM

    These bunch of jokers today cant find a rope to hang themselfs and looking for alliances to be in parliment for another 6 years. No main party should take them, they should be left alone to perish and loose their identity. The biggest traitors we have ever had since 1948 basically destroyed our beautiful country.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:09 PM

    Common enemy becomes common ally.
    JVP never identified MR.
    He knows how to split parties.
    Now try to do the same with RW.
    May be RW's PR is not good, but he got brains.
    Unfortunatly he lives in SL.


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