Fri, 18 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Joint TU battle by UNP, JVP

13 November 2012 03:31 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

In a dramatic political development, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday it was prepared to work with the main opposition United National Party (UNP) in launching a combined trade union struggle to win the demands of the public and private sector employees.

Former parliamentarian and National Trade Union Center (NTUC) President K.D. Lalkantha said the 2013 Budget had let down the working class and as such the JVP was ready to consider a request from the UNP for a common opposition alliance on the theme, ‘Move forward separately and attack collectively’.

Commenting on the remarks made by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe that the UNP and the JVP were working together on a common political agenda, Mr. Lalkantha said the JVP would consider a written request by the UNP positively. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 19

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Wara Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:01 PM

    Yes, RW would have sweet memories in UNP era in 1980s. That's all he would remain.

    Wara Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:02 PM

    Yes, today is the best day for them to join !!!!

    Esala Wednesday, 14 November 2012 01:27 AM

    Very good soup.

    Fayad Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:48 AM

    Another disaster is looming do something meaningful on your own as a party.

    Lobo Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:22 PM

    Good move because both parties can work within and maintain their own ideals whilst working toward a common goal. The war made us resilient but this Govt is going just a bit too far.

    Samara Tuesday, 13 November 2012 05:07 AM

    this is a very good move by the major opposition parties, but government will sling mud at JVP; also the breakaway faction of JVP also will make use this to attack JVP. At this cost for JVP, this is a very good move for avarage people and the country as a whole.

    Amila G Tuesday, 13 November 2012 05:37 AM

    At the moment nothing will stop.

    mohandev Tuesday, 13 November 2012 05:54 AM

    or end up on old unp tires, RW can remind them how they ruled this country in the '80s

    Upu Tuesday, 13 November 2012 06:41 AM

    When It come to a common candidate , this time who will be selected or whom would like to commit suicide ? ?

    CW Tuesday, 13 November 2012 06:59 AM

    Beginning of the end of the end of the beginning?

    Sudu Kalla Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:06 AM

    They have only a political agenda and not one for the people. These idiots will only succeed in causing traffic jams and nothing more.

    WarElephant Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:31 AM

    Hardly so, unp is getting stronger, they'll consume the jvp

    siri Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:55 AM

    Both rejected by majority,at least you could not hold your parliament seat, so what can you do in this movement.

    Junior Citizen Tuesday, 13 November 2012 09:57 AM

    To commemorate 'Hero's day ? The JVP leader Wijeweera was pushed LIVE into the burning pyre AT KANATTA by the UNP

    CW Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:52 AM

    Can we call it day dreaming/

    Sue Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:17 AM

    The need of the hour is for a very strong opposition. UNP & JVP may have very different policies, but there's one common ground and that is to show the Govt. that they cannot have everything their way. Go for it guys and do whatever it takes to bring some relief to the suffering masses and if possible topple the Govt. Thereafter you can go your own way.

    Al Rasa Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:20 AM

    Another drama to further paralyze UNP

    pachaya Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:25 AM

    Yes, enemy's, enemy is my friend until enemy is destroyed !!!!

    Cancer Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:25 AM

    JVP would boost their flagging political status at the expense of the UNP. The marriage is bad for UNP, but would do a world of good for JVP to increase their ever declining vote base.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu

Vavuniya tusker’s demise DID TOO MANY ‘COOKS’ SPOIL JUMBO’S RECOVERY?

On June 11 Sri Lanka lost another one of its magnificent tuskers that succumb

Life and Times of Dynamic “Thamby” Arumugan Thondaman

Thamby”in Tamil means younger brother. It is also used widely as a pet name



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.