JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve parliament soon and give another chance for the people to elect suitable parliamentarians, while requesting the president not to listen to those who opposed him earlier including present Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at the JVP May Day rally at the BRC grounds the JVP Leader accused the coalition government of displaying their inability to govern a country as a coalition. He also said that the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was a historical victory for Sri Lankans but the President had to offer ministerial posts as bribes to parliamentarians to get their votes in favour. “The Hyde Park Grounds where the SLFP May Day rally is being held was not used even for small meetings of the JVP. It shows how the people have been disappointed over the other political parties”, Mr. Dissanayake said.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told the crowd that the ongoing political situation in the country, has proved that the JVP was the only political party which could be trusted by the people.
“Today, people are holding May Day rallies without knowing the real meaning of this day. They misuse May Day to fulfil their personal agendas. Some try to elect former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who defrauded state money with the support of his family members. They never stood for the working class,” Mr. Silva alleged.
The JVP also accused parliamentarians including Vasudewa Nanayakkara and Dinesh Gunawardene of working hard to get the former president back to active politics, describing them as politically displaced characters. The Red May demonstration of the JVP commenced its march from S. de S Jayasinghe Grounds in Dehiwela and reached B.R.C. grounds with a big crowd representing all Ceylon Trade Unions of Farmers’, Fishermen’s, Women’s, Youths, Students and Artistes.
The rally was chaired by All Ceylon Trade Union Federation President Lal Kantha, JVP leader Anura Dissanayake, General Secretary Tilvin Silva, Information Secretary Vijitha Herath and Politburo Member Sunil Handunneththi.(Piyumi Fonseka)
Can you explain what is the true meaning of the May Day?
Coconut Republic Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:50 AM
Another chance!!!! Ok come after 5 years. Till then plan how to manipulate.
Kumudu Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:52 AM
Yes President should call for election and 9th January attempt of MR retain has to bring to justice with standby forces.
ace Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:37 AM
hahaha... so sad these JVP-ers cant wait for the 20th so that rubbish like them and Wimal get kicked out )Good times ahead ) via DM Android App
Wele Vidane Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:25 AM
They have nothing to lose, only two mps.
paackeer Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:21 AM
you are perfectly correct
Premalal Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:25 AM
We have no doubt about the honesty of the JVP but the issue is their ability to govern. Screaming rhetoric while being out of government is easy but delivering them as policy will spell economic disaster.
Somey Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:40 AM
We agree with Anura Kumara Dissanayake. Dissolve the parliament immediately and go for a general election as the present crop of SLFP ministers are blackmailing the President to meet their unreasonable demands. via DM Android App
Lakshman De Silva Saturday, 02 May 2015 08:21 AM
JVP is now the only savior of Sri Lanka as the UNP had its chance but made billions to their kith and kin and killed thousands of innocent youth and Assassinated Vijeya Kumaratunga, Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake by the National Intelligence bureau assassins directed by Nimal Guntillake the director who was subservient to Ravi Jayewaerdena . Then the SLFP under many from Chandrika bandaranaike to Sirisena too doing the same.JVP must be given a chance people at ;east despite their communist slant, they are honest. Then Sisirena to is a strong communist by his alma mater Gorky Institute of Russia
Ken Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:40 AM
Mainstream parties have ruled the country for generations ,hope SL masses give JVP a chance
cheers Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:41 AM
firstly people will show you the door as you are the most unproductive politician who only shouts and talking about a local model and conspiring against any international investment and the best job for you will be a riding a bullock cart even a trishaw is international for you. secondly people will show the interim govt the door.
Amila Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:52 AM
Now people want to elect good politicians to the parliament.
Dr M.L.Najimudeen Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:24 AM
They know how to win the parliamentary election. They have enough corrupted money and thugs. They will win againDr M.L.Najimudeen
mack Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:36 AM
MY3 should only deal with people who were responsible for his victory not those opportunist who are now clinging on him to survive in politics and get PM post via DM Android App
Aquarius Saturday, 02 May 2015 11:18 AM
Absolutely right! It is a comedy to hear those very people who did their best to slam the President, are now bending over with their praises to avoid the political wilderness that awaits them. People can see and they are not dumb.
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