Video: President’s downfall imminent: JVP

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While being overjoyed at the results recorded at the two provincial council elections, after suffering setbacks for several years, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today said the election results had dismantled the President’s power map planned for the next six years.

Convening a media conference at the Party’s head office in Colombo, the JVP leader said the election results in the Hambantota District clearly reflected the downfall of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, since the UPFA vote percentage in the district dropped from 67% to 57%, when compared with the previous provincial elections held in 2009.

“The Hambantota district is considered the power base of the President and his family. We have been able to secure a 13% vote base from the Hambantota district even though the entire strength was centralised into the district by the President’s family. When it comes to the Southern Provincial Council, we have maintained a 9% vote base by increasing the number of seats from three to five,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

The JVP leader said that his party considered the election as a turning point to topple the government in the future. “We will bring the necessary political plans and strategies to take advantage of this new gain,” he said.

When asked what helped the JVP to secure significant election results as compared with the previous elections, Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP’s new policy decisions including the decision to change the leadership were reasons for their victory. He further accused the government of misusing state resources and alleged that the President and his Ministers were blatantly involved in violating election laws by carrying out illegal propaganda activities.

Finally, he expressed his gratitude to those who cast their votes for the JVP and others who observed the party’s activities independently.  (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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  • Dissa Monday, 31 March 2014 07:05 AM

    absolutely u r correct Chinthaka via DM Android App

    Nims Monday, 31 March 2014 08:45 PM

    [quote name="Kiris Baba Amaray"][quote name="bobby"]What we need is a strong opposition with a strong leadership. Not some jokers. JVP is ok. but I think some of their ideologies don't suit this country.
    They have the mouth to win the people but not sure if they have the vision to lead the country. for that we need educated people.[/quote]



    Mr. Bobby, don't under-estimate JVP. With the new leadership in due course things will change. Now MR is scared to hold the Presidential Election until 2016, why? If he is confident, why can he hold the Presidential election this year or next year. You wait and see what is going to happen in the near future.[/quote]

    I wish the JVP will return the ransoms they took from me by delivering a note on my doorstep at the middle of the night during late 1980s and early 1990s - when they terrorised the South

    Manchu Monday, 31 March 2014 05:17 AM

    We need a 3rd force to eliminate the corruptions and bribery. Only JVP can do this.

    bobby Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:58 PM

    What we need is a strong opposition with a strong leadership. Not some jokers. JVP is ok. but I think some of their ideologies don't suit this country.
    They have the mouth to win the people but not sure if they have the vision to lead the country. for that we need educated people.

    Modaya Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:10 PM

    You have every right to day dream until next election.

    Azee Sunday, 30 March 2014 06:47 PM

    The JVP is a common man's Party.I cannot understand why the party cannot get the masses to their side, but the governing party through propaganda and deception is able to win them over. via DM Android App

    Kanishkzzz Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:20 PM

    Pls form a strong opposition and work on it from today itself. we desperately need a change.

    Ammaa Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:28 PM

    Change the opposition leader, everything will b gine, then this government cannot play, this goverent will also do best coz opposition leader will fight for people,

    Bhathiya Waduge Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:31 PM

    Ha ha ha....it'll be, but after a decade.....dogs bark, caravan moves on....

    sura pappa Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:33 PM

    Moda Choon! Have dreamzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

    rosebud Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:08 PM

    Heaven help this country if the JVP comes into power. via DM Android App

    Ammaa Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:49 PM

    Y voice not clear

    janak Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:44 PM

    bunch of Jokers day dreaming.... via DM Android App

    max Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:28 PM

    begining of the end for the heavily corrupt family.they are now curse for the country.all are now billionaires.

    ASD Monday, 31 March 2014 12:55 PM

    I see a good begining with the new leader. via DM Android App

    countrymanu Monday, 31 March 2014 03:33 AM

    Very same my dears. The person you all harnessed has already beat you. Then how can you be complacent. Very sorry. Another wrong comment.

    Simple Simon Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:38 PM

    [quote name="rosebud"]Heaven help this country if the JVP comes into power. via DM Android App[/quote]
    God is helping the people to see the truth in corruption and deceit.

    muhammed Monday, 31 March 2014 10:14 PM

    Your "LIVE

    gihan Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:38 PM

    But JVP did worse than SF's party

    Faro Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:09 PM

    Anything is possible if all u opposition parties get together and act in such a way that people become awake to the reality from the long joy of war victory via DM Android App

    Crazy Coot Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:40 PM

    [quote name="Modaya"]You have every right to day dream until next election.[/quote]
    That is why it is said, "Sinhalaya modaya....". they only dream!!!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:41 AM

    [quote name="janak"]bunch of Jokers day dreaming.... via DM Android App[/quote]

    Hay man you are the Joker for the day, it seems you are deaf and blind.

    dickey bird Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:49 PM

    The self respect of our nation is at a critical ebb due to unfair & hypocritical inquiry forced on us by outside forces.

    Anura Kumar Dassanayaka an opportunistic traitor talks of President's imminent downfall at this critical juncture.

    Sri Lanka can never face external issues united as the west has democratically splintered us into political parties and says that is what democracy is about.
    And this Anura kumar has no iota of wisdom to think of this at this point of time.
    Wonder what % of voted did the JVP receive at the PC elections?

























    Our self respect

    Chinthaka Nugegodage Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:22 PM

    As long as Ranil is in power , MR will be always there

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:45 AM

    [quote name="z FERNANDO"]I can't stop laughing JVP has lost voter base to SF. Talking nonsense about downfall of MR!!!!! What a joke? By the way what happen to the computer jilmart theory???[/quote]

    Mr. Fernando, what are you talking? coming up by 3 to 6 is not an achievement by JVP. They will gradually form up and join with SF later and wipe out UPFA & UNP in the forth-coming elections.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:49 AM

    [quote name="bobby"]What we need is a strong opposition with a strong leadership. Not some jokers. JVP is ok. but I think some of their ideologies don't suit this country.
    They have the mouth to win the people but not sure if they have the vision to lead the country. for that we need educated people.[/quote]

    Mr. Bobby, don't under-estimate JVP. With the new leadership in due course things will change. Now MR is scared to hold the Presidential Election until 2016, why? If he is confident, why can he hold the Presidential election this year or next year. You wait and see what is going to happen in the near future.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:50 AM

    Wise men always talk to the point and never jabber like UNP or UPFA.

    Kumara Monday, 31 March 2014 03:51 AM

    JVP always overestimate their power and end up in dust bin

    z FERNANDO Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:26 PM

    I can't stop laughing JVP has lost voter base to SF. Talking nonsense about downfall of MR!!!!! What a joke? By the way what happen to the computer jilmart theory???

    Janaka Monday, 31 March 2014 04:03 AM

    Mahinda Rajapakse gets the jitters. His days are numbered.
    Janaka

    Devapriya mendis Sunday, 30 March 2014 04:09 PM

    We saw how koti nari & balu got to gether last time around & what happened!

    lIRF Monday, 31 March 2014 04:11 AM

    Congratulations on your victory. With voter % and the opposition results its evident people are fed up. Opposition should join together for better prospects for the people.


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