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Gampaha District Parliamentarian and JVP front liner Vijitha Herath today said voters in the country were intelligent enough to understand the message of the JVP when it appealed to them to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa and replace the UPFA regime with a people friendly government.


Responding to a journalist at yesterday’s news briefing at the JVP head office, as to why the JVP does not name a candidate for JVP followers to vote at this election, Mr. Herath said JVP’s fervent request from the entire country was to vote for a candidate who could defeat President Rajapaksa on January 8 and thereby topple the UPFA government.


“The message is very clear. Voters are not so naive to comprehend our message. They should already know for whom they must cast their votes to defeat President Rajapaksa and topple this government,” Mr. Herath said.


“The President Rajapaksa and ministers keep saying that the opposition was in a move to destabilise the country. Who actually destabilised the country by calling an unnecessary election? Who demanded an election in the first place? This government messed up everything by calling a Presidential Election no one demanded or wanted,” he said.  


He added that the government has started to bribe the voter in a mega campaign with public money violating the law openly. Foods, drinks, bags of dry rations, motor cycles, tractors and money are distributed in large quantities to voters depriving the benefits of the sharp drop of price of fuel in the global market.


“If the government is so sincere and concerned about the plight of the people, it must pass the benefit of low price of fuel. The government pumps the huge profits collected from the local fuel market to fatten the coffers of the State banks, the CEB and the CPC as these institutions fund the government’s election campaign.


“The government can supply petrol, diesel and kerosene to the consumer at half of the current price with a profit. As the government charges a huge tax on fuel to feed its election campaign they do not want to ease the burden of the masses,” Mr. Herath charged.


Mr. Herath alleged that the government uses State resources and resources of Provincial Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas and employees of these local government institutions in an unprecedented manner and the Elections Commissioner and Police Chief have become helpless onlookers.


Mr. Herath accused the traditional leftist parties for betraying the socialist ideals and for being servitude to the corrupt UPFA government for personal gains.


“The left old guard does not have any policy or principles. Their only concern is their stomach. They are ready to do any betrayal for their survival,” Mr. Herath stressed.

 

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  • Rahman Monday, 08 December 2014 12:31 AM

    V< Herath JVP needs to support MS the opposition Candidate, and the peoples friendly govt

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 08 December 2014 04:52 AM

    so many bulldozers work simultaneous to clear the ground situation - but this machine is independent

    Pushpa Monday, 08 December 2014 04:57 AM

    You are damn right. Politicians, with their lies and dreamy promises, make people look naive and bloody stupid.

    EMPULZE Monday, 08 December 2014 07:38 AM

    MAITHREE TA JAYAWEWA via DM Android App

    Nawaz Dawood Monday, 08 December 2014 08:28 AM

    This is nothing new. JVP tried to do the same thing during the war. Then in the 2010 presidential election. You guys are only vindictive on people. While talking of lack of freedoms, you seem to enjoy the most. The bogus information you are spreading around the country without any penalty itself shows the amount of freedoms you enjoy. You cannot construct and be positive for anyone. You are only a destructive force who always talk about faults of other people.

    manori Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:14 AM

    අදිකරණය විනාස

    Devaka Monday, 08 December 2014 09:11 AM

    People are not naive which is why the JVP got thrashed at the Uva polls

    lilan Monday, 08 December 2014 09:14 AM

    .......some how I find it hard to believe that sitting together with the UNP is comfortable for the JVP!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 08 December 2014 09:45 AM

    Thank U Sir. We fully agree with U and understand your stance.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 08 December 2014 10:06 AM

    Well said Brother.... People are not fools, they know what to do on the 8th Jan. 2015 and bring the right man in Power.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 08 December 2014 10:21 AM

    Brother I got lot of gifts from Mahinda including a Motor Bike, but I will vote for Maithiri.


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