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Anura Kumara Dissanayake is new JVP leader

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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake was appointed as the new leader of the party at its seventh convention today. He took the baton from Mr. Somawansa Amarasinghe who held the leadership nearly 20 years.

In fact, Mr. Amarasinghe proposed the name of Mr. Dissanayake for the leadership post at the convention.  It was unanimously approved by the party members. Since its inception in 1965, the JVP has mainly been ruled by two leaders –Rohana Wijeweera and Somawansa Amarasinghe barring the brief leadership of Saman Piyasiri soon after the assassination of Mr. Wijeweera during the insurrection.

Mr. Amarasinghe was appointed JVP leader at its convention in 1995 even though he was abroad at the time. He returned to the country in 2001. Mr. Amarasinghe is the only surviving member of the party’s central committee appointed during the 1971 insurrection.
 
Tilvin Silva and Vijitha Herath were reappointed as Party’s General Secretary and Propaganda Secretary respectively. Bimal Ratnayake was appointed as JVP National Organiser and Somawansa Amarasinghe was appointed as International Affairs Secretary of the party.(KB)









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# OMG 2014-02-02 16:55
New captain for sunken ship.
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-0+13 # tony 2014-02-02 23:43
DONT WORRY OMG. YOU CAN EXPECT HIM TO BE A REAL THREAT TO THE GOVT
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-0+4 # Fayad 2014-02-03 10:02
Are you watching this Mr Ranil ???
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-5+0 # ind 2014-02-03 10:06
Neva gilunath baan chuun !!
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# Andrew Pitugala 2014-02-03 18:10
Excellent choice, to relaunch the party.
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-1+12 # Spitfire 2014-02-02 17:02
A politician I very much admire for being forthright in his politics. Although I don't the endorse the Socialist/Marxist visions & aspirations of JVP, they have become virtual guardians of our fragile democracy. Good luck boy, wish you all the best as the leader of JVP.
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-1+0 # Somaratne 2014-02-03 16:50
Oh really? Look at his hand - an iPhone 5S. Is that the marxist policy he's preaching?
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# Fernando 2014-02-08 14:04
I have been using the iPhone 5S since the day it has been released but I still am not so sure whether it is so. One can say that it is a blu phone. I would appreciate if you could be more factual than expressing what you think.
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-8+2 # Sanduni 2014-02-02 17:06
Like changing the pillow for headache, there will no much of a difference either Somawansa or Anura Kumara handles the leadership!
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-2+3 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2014-02-02 17:07
Very good move.... Somay you are old and you may rest in UK, let the Lion prove himself. Best wishes Anura....
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-1+6 # vimu 2014-02-02 17:08
Good move , congratulations sir !!!
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-1+10 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2014-02-02 17:09
The only Politician (Anura) talks with points & facts. He deserves this position long ago, nevertheless - now its your turn putha... go a head.
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-1+6 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2014-02-02 17:11
Congratulations Anura.... you are the man. Try to join with SF and throw away this nasty regime.
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-4+2 # Tubelight 2014-02-02 17:19
Ah! The latest victory of America & the West!
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-0+2 # Basnayaka 2014-02-03 07:53
Yes. You are a tube light. You won't understand these changes. Go ANURA Go. You can save this land.
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-0+10 # Jumping Jacks 2014-02-02 17:38
This is an eye opener to Ranil, the leech.
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-0+1 # Amma 2014-02-02 17:49
Change policy lit bit
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-1+4 # Krishantha. 2014-02-02 17:59
Good step taken by JVP. This move gonna be strong weapon to finish mahinda's rules.
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-1+4 # suneth 2014-02-02 18:03
I like his speeched. Breif and to the point
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-1+3 # Chandra 2014-02-02 18:11
Wish you all the best. JVP will be the real opposition for all the capitalist ruling system in Sri Lanka. Appropriate collective action should be strategically adopted in the party to over come all the future challenges.
Long live JVP.
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-1+3 # merril 2014-02-02 18:12
Congrats, You are a true leader of the right thinking people and the poor masses.you always speak facts and figures not rubbish. Though I have policy differences with JVP, always believe that they should be in Parliament.
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-0+2 # chamith 2014-02-02 18:13
right decision of right time.
chamith dilshan
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-0+2 # Dilshans 2014-02-02 18:23
Congratulations
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-0+2 # Cobra 2014-02-02 18:33
Anura always spoke common sense and deserves to lead the party. Good luck!
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-0+2 # Countrylover 2014-02-02 18:46
A good move, congrdulations!
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-0+3 # asanka 2014-02-02 18:55
He is the best in the country who speak with logically exactly to the point. JVP was loosing popularity and this is a good move to regain some ground and they are a party required in SL politics.
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-0+2 # Sam 2014-02-02 19:06
Congratulations !
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-1+0 # durang 2014-02-02 19:12
JVP, FORTY YEARS OF AGE. TWO LEADERS. RW LEAD THE PARTY FROM 1970 TO 1989. SA LEAD THE PARTY FROM 1990 TO 2013 .NOW A. K.D. FROM 2014 TO ????????? . LEADERS ARE GALORE BUR TECHNICALLY ZERO ACHIEVEMENT.
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# xlntgson 2014-02-02 19:14
Logic has no value, now socialism is suspect, once rich jump to the ruling party with probation banner.
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# VoiceOfLanka 2014-02-02 20:11
Besides GF the one remaining political group with undoubted honesty, sincerity and brimming with talent and hard work with zero personal gains. Anura personifies (like others in JVP) these qualities well.For the sake of long suffering Sri Lankans we wish Anura well in liberating this country.
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-0+2 # Ranjan Perera 2014-02-02 20:22
jaya wewa
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-0+2 # meranchi 2014-02-02 20:23
he has a quality leadership to run the JVP he will guide the jvp well beyond.....i
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-0+2 # investigator 2014-02-02 20:26
anura kumara is doing a great job.i am not jvp supporter but the truth is anura kumara do a lot of work which unp,the leading opposition party has to do.
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-0+2 # smn 2014-02-02 20:34
very great move ! we wish him the best !!!!!!!!!!!!
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-0+2 # Marikkar 2014-02-02 22:03
Congratulations , yet, please take every possible steps for your safety and security. Wish you a bright future your the party and the country.
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-0+1 # Hapun 2014-02-02 22:35
Anura Putha

Move a-head.
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-0+3 # gayan 2014-02-02 22:55
CONGRATS ANURA-
You have got the batton at very crucial juncture,you must lead the JVP to greater hights. priority should be chase the horu rela.you should join hands with every body including UNP AND SF in this rgard. think its a rainy time and one umbrella is available and should get cover despite diferences and after the rain go your own way. VEN Maduluwawe Sobitha THERO can be the umbrella. think wise,lead from there.
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# Fahim 2014-02-03 00:08
There is no success for JVP in the future . It should adopt mixed Ecomomy like China and EU. Capitalisam with social benifit. They have to let go of the past. Change the parties name to confront SLFP and UNP. SLFP is not gaining popularity but UNP is loosing more.
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-0+1 # balasooriya 2014-02-03 00:11
very good change,you are the most suitable man for the jvp leader,anura brother good luck,
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# Dinesh 2014-02-03 08:16
He is deserved for this. All the best for him to rebuild the party and regain the popularity among wise people. He is one of the very few politicians in this country exposed malpractices of this current governments with facts and proofs. Unfortunately many of our countrymen not recognized this.
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-1+0 # ANTON 2014-02-03 08:26
CAPTAIN ! YOU JUST TOOK CHARGE OF A HIGHLY DAMAGED SHIP, CAN YOU CONTROL THAT IN THIS LONG VOYAGE ?
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# Wasantha 2014-02-03 08:54
# Godaya....Good move........... wish you all the best..... YOU GUYS ARE VERY SIMPLE....
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# SAD SUMANASIRI 2014-02-03 08:59
wish you all the best
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-0+1 # Hate and Chase Ranil 2014-02-03 09:00
I am going to vote for ths guy and chase MR and his family away!! join SF please
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# Jagath Leanage 2014-02-03 09:23
Other party should follow the same foot step.
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# Kiris Baba Amaray 2014-02-03 09:36
Ranil why not you follow Somawansa's golden policy and pave a way to Sajith. If you do so, your name will be in the Genes book.
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# arnold 2014-02-03 15:24
i am not a JVP supporter but i have heard about their speech what they tell is 100% correct just list to them and think
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# Calistus Jayatilleke 2014-02-03 18:21
Well deserved position for a brave politician who does not hesitate to call a spade a spade.
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# Democrat 2014-02-03 20:22
Congratulations .JVP has become the guardian of democracy.You all have a big role to play to educate the general public.
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# Jim pappa 2014-02-03 20:43
Don't get dissapointed, Lal Kantha.
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# investigator 2014-02-04 15:38
with two excellent mp s ,jvp is now on the way to populerity.
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# d john 2014-02-04 22:16
this party will not be branded as racial party with this appointment
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