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The JVP today urged the government to postpone the general elections to the first week of September so that it won't affect students sitting the GCE Advanced Level examination.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a rally in Malabe that the date had been fixed for the polls is the earliest possible day in accordance with election laws. He therefore urged the government to consider re-scheduling the election to early September.

The JVP leader said nearly 200,000 children would sit this year's Advanced Level Examination and questioned as to how they could concentrate on studies amidst loud speakers, rallies and processions. “The fixing of dates for the election it self show how sensitive the present rulers are towards issues pertaining to ordinary citizens of this country,” Mr. Disssanayake said.

He said none of these issues would have arisen had the Parliament been dissolved just after the enactment of the 19th Amendment as the election would have been completed by now.

Referring to investigations on corruption, Mr. Dissanayake said his party would come out with some shocking details on corrupt acts of the Rajapaksa administration and the preset regime. He said he too possessed files on corruption. Elaborating more on the subject the JVP leader charged that both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisghe were sweeping all investigations under the carpet while the former President was also influencing the rulers to do so. (Yohan Perera)

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  • PoPo Monday, 29 June 2015 09:59 PM

    The JVP did not want the Presidential elections in 2015 as Rakapaksa had another 2 years. They are now a useless lot and buying for time. The former leader is all Bananas now. These fellows are the same. Bye bye JVP. The world and Sri Lanka dose not need these red shirts who just bark up the tree.

    patriot Monday, 29 June 2015 10:11 PM

    Anura Kumara also not clean either. All politicians are pot calls the kettle black.

    abdul Monday, 29 June 2015 10:24 PM

    Mr Dissanayake, nothing wrong with the election date but the activities and process of election have to be more disciplined like in other developed countries. The politicians must learn to behave so that election and exam both can be held simultaneously.

    sumudu Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:13 AM

    therotically you are correct. but you know about the politicians??are they disciplined??

    Cobra Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:13 AM

    Now what? The JVP is swinging the other way?

    citizen Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:14 AM

    Well said sir.how did the northern and eastern students do their exams during the war time

    don Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:08 AM

    they are not robbers . they are real money suckers from n.g.o s

    Lankan Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:19 AM

    JVP should take the responsibility for brainwashing young students over the years and the reason for politics in universities... now shredding crocodile tears for A/L examinations

    captain jack sparrow Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:25 PM

    really? then how did jaffna students score the marks in war time ? specially with no electricity , no kerosene for lamps, bombings

    Gayan Tuesday, 30 June 2015 06:47 PM

    Little red elephant is scared of elections.hehe


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