While claiming that political parties had a right to organise street protests, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today that the Janabalaya protest march organized by the joint opposition had undermined the peoples’ genuine protest against the government.
JVP MP Vijitha Herath told a news conference that the JO protest was more of a drama than a protest where drunken people had fun on the streets.
“Wednesday's protest was a comedy with the people partying on the street after consuming liquor. What happens in such cases is the diluting of the protest against the government. That is why it became a failure with even the organizers admitting it is a failure,” he said.
The MP said the government had plunged the country into a grave economic crisis with the rupee depreciating against the dollar each day while the trade deficit was on the increase.
“The rupee is depreciating at the rate of 5% for the last three months. The country has had to pay a loan of US$ 4 billion this year. The cost of living is rising. People need to protest against the government but it should be staged in a meaningful way,” he said.
The MP said the JVP not only rejected the government's anti-people activities and would act to defeat such activities.
“We will not allow another set of thieves to form a government by expelling the current set of thieves,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
stan Thursday, 6 September 2018 21:27
$40 billion? Interesting.
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kumar Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:33
It made a mockery of genuine grievances at the peoples expense.
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Honest point Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:41
Yes and you guys are so honourable?You're no different. Spineless politicians who'd sell their selves for a dime if it meant either party gave you'll a political opportunity. You will never be in power! We'd rather have the main two public disappointments than a vengeful snake in sheep clothing.
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GH Thursday, 6 September 2018 23:51
People on the street under the influence of alcohol are better than that of 225 drunkard Members of Parliament in the Parliament sitting and shouting using filthy languages for which people of this country are paying the tax.
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Ex JVPer Friday, 7 September 2018 00:46
How should the protest be? By burning buses and state property like the way ex jvp ers did? Or getting people killed like in Rathupawela and Katunayake FTZ?
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Wise Donkey Friday, 7 September 2018 00:59
Yes, there is some sense in what he says.
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Pradeepan Friday, 7 September 2018 02:40
Let's keep these Marxiat murderers out where they belong
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Sylvester Friday, 7 September 2018 03:29
Very true statement, it is very strange that the opposition was not able to understand this simple logic of genuine protest .What a waste of money and people’s time . How can they run the government if they take over ??We as citizens, can only feel sad about the country and nothing can be done further.
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Jude Friday, 7 September 2018 04:53
Hey Vijitha, why not JVP have your own "Janabalaya" !?? Oh!! I forgot, you guys CAN'T muster even 1000 protesters!!!
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sam123 Friday, 7 September 2018 06:29
We still remember cruently of JVP in 89/90 and they never accept their faulty. Hopeless group.
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Eesh Friday, 7 September 2018 14:13
//“We will not allow another set of thieves to form a government by expelling the current set of thieves,”excuse to keep supporting the current government. Does the JVP think that all citizen are buffaloes like their devoted 5% of voters?
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Lara Friday, 7 September 2018 14:16
Well you have the right to support the government but that doesn't make all those who are fed up with this lying government drunkards. Here is a prediction JVP will fall to 3 seats in the next election and their slaves will blame it on people without looking inwards
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Ukkun Friday, 7 September 2018 14:18
while conspiring to bring Sanga as the next common candidate these buggers are trying to show a fake anti government stance. You will only fool 5% of your blind supporters with these jokes.
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