We will defeat Maithri if contested again: JVP

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While claiming that President Maithripala Sirisena had no moral right to contest the presidential election again, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today they would defeat him just as the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa if he contested the election breaking his pledge to the people.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath said the President should reveal his stance on the abolishing of the executive presidency.

“President Sirisena said there would be no presidential election again. He reaffirmed it at the cremation of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera. He has no moral right to contest the presidential election again whatever the SLFP stance would be. He should keep the promise made to the people,’ he said.

Mr. Herath told a news conference that the JVP had submitted nine amendments to the interim report submitted by the Steering Committee in the Constitutional Assembly including the abolishment of the executive presidency.

He said the draft bill of the Constitution would be based on the matters agreed by all parties whereas there had been different views on it.

“The Draft Bill of the Constitution would not be based on contradictory views. It would only be based on the matters agreed by all parties. We as the JVP assure the people that we will never allow anyone to divide the country,” he said.

“Different people hold different views on the interim report. There had been different views on executive presidency, state structure, the priority given to Buddhism, unitary state, power of the governor and power of Provincial Councils. All these matters are under discussion,” he said.

He said certain bankrupt political forces were trying to create bugbear among the people on the interim report and asked them not to get deceived by such groups.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Snowy Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:07 PM

    The JVP, the jokers of Sri Lanka politics. The want free education, free heath services and them shout when taxes are increased. No logic. Then one JVP heavy weight says the government says they have created jobs and that includes the private sector. Of course the government has to get credit for creating a suitable environment to generate jobs in the private sectors. The JVP the JOKERS of Sri Lanka.

    shanthapriya Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:40 AM

    JVP, the most feared party for executive powers. They know how painful to face tear gassing and water bullets

    Premalal Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:28 AM

    Oh come on man grow up. You cannot even defeat an old lady unless you get out of that "Left" mind set and move to the 21st century.

    Voter Friday, 20 October 2017 07:23 AM

    Have you all given up toppling the government?

    Senewi Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:12 PM

    Then, are you promoting Ranil ?

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:17 PM

    Why don't you field a JVP candidate against him if you are so sure of beating him? By the way is the president not going to scrap the executive presidency? I remember that was one of the election promises. Everyone came to power had this promise but none did it. Vijitha please give it a try.

    Sujeewa Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:24 PM

    The red elephant calves are trying to be naughty. They will do any thing and everything to please their father, the green elephant.

    Shani Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:24 PM

    The JVP has lost it support base among the voters.

    ceylon Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:24 PM

    why sirisena contest again.he cant raise his own thug son.man who dont know how to raise his childrenhow can run a country.he is a total failer. via DM Android App

    jeremy stephen Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:34 PM

    please don't day dream.That will never ever happen.

    raj Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:55 PM

    None of our politicians are interested in our country. They all are interested is defeating people. Can you name one politician in our country who thinks about our country.

    kondaya77 Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:29 PM

    The J.V.P. is a bankrupt party ! Empty vessels !

    Jonson Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:12 AM

    Most of the JVPs time was spent on defeating government leaders but JVPs never got an opportunity to become a leader. via DM Android App

    Buddhi Perera Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:03 AM

    Who is going to defeat MS? Anura Kumara? ha .. ha..!

    Lincloln Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:12 AM

    this is how they got involved with every government to take the country down the drain since 1971

    Kadiya Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:42 AM

    In favor of whom, sir? Or are you thinking of AKD for President or to bring back your old 'friend' who refuses to fade away?

    Yeti Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:04 AM

    Easily done with all their history of wins!!!!!!!

    Simple Simon Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:04 AM

    No harm in trying!!

    suresh Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:15 AM

    just this mornings papers claim the Malwatte and Asgiriya Monks stating there is no need to abolish the Executive Presidency-so will the JVP agree to what these monks say, if not please talk to them and convenience them

    Jaliya Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:30 AM

    We are Just Village People (JVP) don't know much about real politics. All we do is waiting for someone to do something........ so we can criticize their accomplishments. We don't believe Maithripala Sirisena should be re-elected either..... we will show him the road to exit if contested again.

    Malli Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:44 AM

    All talk no weda. Have you guys worked anywhere before. No productivity from your part for the country whatsoever

    BV Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:48 AM

    Now they seem to be interested in bringing back a RAJAPALANAYA.

    gonta Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:12 PM

    Too remote for JVP to force any control...

    dhammi Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:43 AM

    Red elephant

    fareed Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:50 AM

    Well, who is your choice? He will be appointed by both parties under the new constitution. He should continue to lead the country with the support of UNP and SLFP. I don't think, you can defeat him.

    RM Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:36 AM

    The voters will just kick you out at the next election for the mess you are creating in the country.

    nick Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:13 PM

    he is already gearing for next presidency come on who dont want to be president after all he is also a power greedy via DM Android App

    Nirmala Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:46 PM

    Only big words, no results.


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