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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today that it had got a golden opportunity to seize power due to the political vacuum created in the country with the deterioration of the three main political camps of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake addressing its May Day Rally held at the BRC grounds in Colombo said that it would come as a broad peoples’ force to fill the political vacuum created in the country as the only force which could do that.

“The Rajapaksa camp is not a flourishing camp as its power is dependent on Mahinda Rajapaksa and its ideology of obtaining power quickly. They do not have constructive political slogans. They cannot ask for power to develop the economy, ensure democracy, establish good foreign policy or ensure national harmony. They can only say that the LTTE raising its head. But as long as the JVP is in active politics, we would not allow any ethnic conflict in the country,” he said.

‘President Maithripala Sirisena’s political future is also uncertain as SLFPers are not with him as he divided the party by joining with the UNP. Even though he is the leader of the party, he is not the leader of the SLFP members.”

“Ranil Wickremesinghe also does not have a stable political future as he is not a leader elected by the people but he was a by-product of the 2015 election held between the pro-Mahinda and anti-Mahinda campaign. When people wanted to arrest fraudsters, Ranil was engaged in frauds,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP would capitalize on this political vacuum to bring in a peoples’ governance in the country and added that for the last 70 years the governance was not for the people but for the rulers and their henchmen.

He said during the 70-year ruling by the UNP and the SLFP, the country had not gone forward but plunged downward and added that the people had become poverty-ridden with lack of proper education and health facilities.

He said the government only gave Rs. 100,000 to the Meethotamulla victims as compensation while they spent billions of rupees to purchase vehicles for politicians.

Mr. Dissanayake said it would not allow the government to destroy the country anymore and added that they fight for the rights of the people.

Tilvin Silva, K.D. Lal Kantha and several foreign representatives representing Cuba, Greece, Britain and India addressed the gathering. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Kondebandapu cheena Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:53 AM

    Keep Day Dreaming Rathu Aliya

    Padmalk Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:10 PM

    What is he thinking? He must be on some drugs.

    seqi Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:53 PM

    all the lazy non-workers addressed the rallies via DM Android App

    LKcricket Tuesday, 02 May 2017 04:25 PM

    People of our country are not stupid at all to give power to stupid person like you. For last 45 years or so you and former leaders have ruined the country and killed innocent people!

    RIP JVP Monday, 01 May 2017 11:50 PM

    Clueless fellows. What can these guys offer? Its obvious that their vote base is quickly decreasing. Just look at the last general election. Its highly unlikely that they will get more than 5 or 6 seat next time.

    Aku Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:01 AM

    Oh damn you Anura... You think you see a weak spot and want to use it to grab power??? Is this why all these disruptive strikes are happening?? Slimy to the core, aren't you??? We don't need your ideology mate...

    MR Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:01 AM

    What power with 5 seats in Parliament? Are you day draming?

    Nish Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:12 AM

    But in 2020 they will support the Ranil candidacy against Gota.

    Pravenidasa Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:35 AM

    "Golden opportunity to grab power: JVP"That's it- just go ahead and do it! What are you waiting for?

    Wijebhu Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:29 AM

    They have no clue how to run the country other than slogans.

    Leo Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:55 AM

    Well you maybe good. Yet the thought alone of Tilvin Silva given a ministerial portfolio scares us. via DM Android App

    Yeti Tuesday, 02 May 2017 06:33 AM

    Egollata kaalaaatharayak bala inna wewi!

    Kadiya Tuesday, 02 May 2017 06:35 AM

    Grab power, but running the country with a big mouth, no way!!!

    deshan.048518 Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:43 AM

    We have given power to blue colour and green colour over 70 years...What has happened??????? Nothing happened to the country...Why not give a chance to these people...

    nomatata Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:50 AM

    Yes, they will get the 'golden' opportunity in the next election by getting less than 4 seats or none...! Traitors..!!

    Thanga Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:53 AM

    What about the luxury vehicles imported by JVP MPs? The kettle should not call the pot black.

    Dutugamunu1 Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:59 AM

    Before that reveal how you are going to restore the economy and settle huge debts.Further tell whether you will abolish all private universities or not.You all are telling that you will absorb all the A/L passed students to state universities and like to know that process in detail.It is easy to preach but difficult to practice.

    BV Tuesday, 02 May 2017 09:43 AM

    Clearly another day dreamer.


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