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By Kelum Bandara

The JVP has criticised the appointment of the new cabinet by saying that in making the appointments it seemed there were attempts to appease some members while undercutting the others.

Addressing a press conference in Colombo today, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that  the government had made blunder after blunder in the appointments, showing its total incompetence in leading the country for a better future.

Silva further pointed out that there was also confusion within confusion in determining subjects for the Ministers.

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  • Monday, 26 April 2010 04:40 AM

    JVP is the only party keeping to policies. in 2005 they helped MR to come to power. From 2005 till last year they supported the govt until the war is over. They even supported them at crucial points to support the budget.
    However they didnt want to have portfolios and govermenet perks for what they were doing. Our majority of voters were immature to understand this. However I am sure that with the 7 seats they are having in the parliament they will make a big impact and they will be on progressive path.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 12:14 PM

    Tilvin I didnt hear why is your voice so faint

    Monday, 26 April 2010 08:09 AM

    That was becase Wimal Weerawansa persuaded them not to vote against the budget. It looks as if WW had his plans ready a long time ago.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:45 AM

    Keeping to policies is not a good principal. Time to time, going with the world, according to the nessesity we have to change our policies. Sticking to one policy is immature.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:45 AM

    Agreed !
    This is what the opposition party of a country should stand for !

    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:43 AM

    Agreed !

    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:30 AM

    Simply opposing everything the GOSL does should not be the opposition contention.
    Engage in constructive dialog.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 07:04 AM

    If JVP didnt vote for the Budget in 2008 - govt would have toppled. That's there biggest mistake. Now no point in crying over spilt milk - like Chandrika said the biggest mistake she made was to oust Ranil in 2004. TOO LATE FOR REGRETS.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 06:40 AM

    I agree Kumar, however, opposition must also have a clear plan for SL, opposing anything the Gov. does is being an obstrucionist, its not good for any one.

    Also give the SL voters credit, they know what they are doing. As a collective voters always know what is good for SL. And the voters have chosen MR and his supporters. Give the elected Gov. a chance.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 06:13 AM

    JVP kept ruining the opportunities the country had so far by pulling the leg of anybody for their survival. If not because of the sympathy vote the General received JVp would have had only one seat.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 05:49 AM

    JVP is part of the democratic political opposition of the country. Their paliament numbers may be less but we must allow opposition views to reach public whether you agree or not. That is how the developed democracies are run in other parts of the world. You must never allow government's arrogance and authoritarian decisions which will result in public suffering in the end.
    People believed and voted for good governance and we now expect that to happen.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 05:29 AM

    confusion within confusion of a dying party?

    Monday, 26 April 2010 04:41 AM

    They (JVP) always slam, that is why the people slammed them during the election.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 12:03 PM

    Mr.silva, better you try to organizes your party first rather than expecting someone else to rescue

    Monday, 26 April 2010 04:35 AM

    DNA should have joined Ranil & contested under the elephant symbol. Im sure we could have got a bigger figure in parliament.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 04:17 AM

    Hey Comrade Tilvin, are you still there ?

    Monday, 26 April 2010 03:00 AM

    regardless of what you say, goverment is going with what it wants to do. At the same time, JVP has lost its influence among its voters. I guess no one is going to listen to what JVP says.

    Monday, 26 April 2010 02:10 AM

    Where is JVP now?

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 08:51 PM

    JVP actually won only 3 seats. Try to fix your party first, then worry about other people.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 08:35 PM

    JVP is another party that need a leadership change.

    Tilvin Silva should be replaced with a more capable leader, as should RW.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 05:42 PM

    Who cares?

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 03:18 PM

    Totally agree. Looks like they picked out names randomly and gave the ministries. It seems the qualification needed to be a minister in Sri Lanka is to have no qualification at all.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 03:15 PM

    However he has to make whatever statement.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 01:45 PM

    Mr Silva
    Do not waste your time as no one listens to your jokes.

    Sunday, 25 April 2010 12:07 PM

    It is a matter for the government. People have rejected you all. What policies you have and what blunders you have made.


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