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JVP: Will topple the Govt. if there is an opportunity

22 January 2017 09:06 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was ready to topple the incumbent Government even before 2020 if there was an opportunity, party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.

Speaking at the forming of Diriya Samithi in Maharagama yesterday, Mr. Dissanayake said people would have to punish them now if the FCID, Judiciary or the Attorney General was not going to do so.

“If the FCID, Judiciary or the Attorney General was not doing it people will have to do it. Corruption has to be pushed out of office. It has to be done at the national election of 2020. However, we are ready to do it even before if there is an opportunity,” he said

Referring to political situation in the country, he said that the time was moving fast, while the political situation also changes speedily.

“Every ruler in the past went through a period where he or she could sail smoothly. However, this regime had become unpopular very soon. This is not an issue with Maithri or Ranil. This is because the social system is going down rapidly. This is going to become a norm in Sri Lankan politics in future. People will have to face this situation,” he said.

He said it was essential to set up centres in villages, which can capture power at the 2020 elections.

“These centres will be centres of State workers, doctors, lawyers, business leaders, university dons, artistes, fishermen and journalists.

“It will be a centre of all these people and the common masses. We will establish professional associations in all districts. It has to be connected with the grassroots level. This is the objective of Diriya Samithi. We have established around 1, 000 such associations, we need to establish more. We will establish powerful associations,” he said.

“Doctors, fishermen, peasants and students fight for their rights through their associations. Villagers do not have such associations. They are virtually slaves. However, we will establish a people’s network. The closely knitted associations among the villagers are no more. The entire village used to moan whenever there was a funeral, entire village used to come together whenever someone fell ill. One cannot find such a close association among the villagers today. Other political forces establish village level associations to get jobs for their members. However, our associations are ones which could influence the Government in development,” he added.

Mr. Dissanayake stressed that country’s economic strategies should be changed.

“There was urbanization in many parts of the world. China, and the United States of America and a number of other countries became urbanised. More than 100 million people migrate into urban areas in China annually. However, in Sri Lanka it did not happen. If there were public holidays for four days, in Colombo one cannot find a shop to have a cup of tea. The development has to be village centered, a road net work and a communication net work is needed. This should be country’s development strategy,” he said.

He also said that people needed leaders at village level. (YP)

  Comments - 13

  • Dutugamunu1 Monday, 23 January 2017 11:13 AM

    Your own website Lanka truth is publishing report pertaining to various subjects .Unfortunately there is no way to respond to those news .Although you have reply comment area it is not working.Secondly if you get power there wont be any private education in Sri lanka. Do you think that you can accommodate all these students to state universities.?You are trying to win back university students who left your party through unrealistic pledges such as no private education is allowed etc.Can you develop a country like that? .Tell us your economic plans first. Dont give false hopes to people. Do you have experienced people to run a country.?

    prem Monday, 23 January 2017 11:21 AM

    2005 you all signed an moi and supported MR.Then he LET down you.At least now support the govt while 0pposing any movie affecting the people.

    Leo Sunday, 22 January 2017 06:48 PM

    It is your so called university dons who will ensure JVP suffers another major defeat. If your given power your so called university dons will start closing down private education institutions and make demonstrations the order of the day. No thanks we can do without this nonsense. via DM Android App

    Sunny Tuesday, 24 January 2017 07:20 AM

    Sorry, no opportunities

    Mage Appooo !! Monday, 23 January 2017 08:20 AM

    Dream on !!!!!

    Kaboos Monday, 23 January 2017 08:34 AM

    If you try to topple the government your presence in the next parliament is very slim. .

    joshua Monday, 23 January 2017 08:46 AM

    continue the day dreaming...

    saraprobe Monday, 23 January 2017 09:13 AM

    LOL again on failed economics.. Venezuela and north Korea has left

    TONY Monday, 23 January 2017 06:06 PM


    TONY Monday, 23 January 2017 06:06 PM


    Jan Monday, 23 January 2017 09:27 AM

    Yes get together and Topple this government as MS not using his Executive Powers to stop wrong doers via DM Android App

    Sanjeewa Wickramage Monday, 23 January 2017 09:30 AM

    The JVP leader should also tell the Sri-Lankans after toppling the current government who they want to support to form the next government. It is obvious that JVP can never form a government on their own

    usaguy Monday, 23 January 2017 10:56 AM

    ok if you get an opportunity. thats a dream. I can say I will become the president of USA f it get an opportunity. just proves your stupidly. go join the JO u might getit. via DM Android App

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