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JVP lost because it supported the UNP: Somawansa


23 August 2015 09:17 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe said it was sad to see the JVP being wiped out at the August 17 general election. Mr. Amarasinghe said the main reason for the debacle was that the JVP was toeing the UNP agenda.

He claimed that the JVP, the main socialist party in the country, had not adhered to the original JVP principles because it was being misled and hoodwinked by the UNP.

“The fate of JVP does not surprise me. Only the JVP could speak out on behalf of the people. The four leaders of the JVP should be removed immediately. They are dishonest that is why the people did not vote for the JVP,” Mr. Amarasinghe said.

He said the newly elected government’s move to establish a national government would fail and a coalition government would be formed with the support of some members of the UNP and UPFA. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 13

  • Bippity Boppity Boo Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:32 PM

    Buffalo logic. JVP supports UNP. UNP wins, JVP losers, Ha Ha.

    aand Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:48 PM

    Or JVP supports UPFA, UPFA wins OR loses, JVP loses

    Mojo Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:55 PM

    Actually most of votes they got are from UPFA, They should at least have joined major parties instead of contesting alone, That would give them possible chance to secure more seats than before. Whereas they will able to break off anti-MR voters.

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:13 PM

    The JVP has all the answers - more so, the old JVP of Somawansa. I do not think the present leaders are unhappy.They have six seats compared to the earlier three. They are probably delighted. Further after getting more votes than the TNA they have far less seats and they have a solid case to get the electoral system changed so that their voters have an equal say as those of the main parties

    Bastian Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:15 PM

    JVP is shameless to have gone with the party which was responsible for the deaths of thousands of their cadre.

    iemerald Sunday, 23 August 2015 05:23 PM


    Nihal Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:48 PM

    Should be happy with the 6 MPs who could still serve the country well.Better luck next time.

    Sincere Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:49 PM

    Then can you also give your expertise comments why the UNP won?

    Sincere Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:50 PM

    Not because people did not vote for JVP?

    rew Monday, 24 August 2015 09:12 AM

    Yes 1971 it was the SLFP that dealt with them!!

    Hubert Monday, 24 August 2015 02:35 PM

    JVP supported the countries most corrupt regime in 2005 when you were the leader because you thought them as socialists Socialism and communism means corruption

    Rohan Monday, 24 August 2015 06:17 PM

    Honestly i was keen to vote for JVP but in the end voted for UNP as i was keen to see the end of rajapksa family rule

    somavansa Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:38 PM

    Mr Somavansa - Just like people are saying MR should gracefully retire , in my humble openion I think you should do so as well.

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