Thu, 18 Aug 2022 Today's Paper

JVP won’t enter into political alliances in future

29 September 2011 01:04 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Amid charges by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) rebels that alliance politics has eroded the party’s political culture, the crisis-ridden JVP said yesterday it had taken a policy decision not to forge political alliances with any other party for whatever reason, but to carry forward its political struggle based on the principles of communism.

The JVP was instrumental in forming the UPFA in 2004 and it supported the candidacy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2005. The JVP then contested the last parliamentary election under the Trophy symbol of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA).

In an interview with Daily Mirror, JVP   central committee member Bimal Ratnayake said the party had taken a decision some time ago not to forge political alliances hereafter, and he pointed out that as such those whom he cited as factionalists had no reason to find fault with the party.
“We had decided this a year ago,” he said.

When asked about the political future of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka with whom the JVP had politically aligned itself at the last two major elections, Mr. Ratnayake said it was up to Mr. Fonseka to determine his political future.

He said as Mr. Fonseka had been jailed as part of the government’s suppression of an individual’s democratic rights for political reasons, the JVP would continue to fight for the restoration of his political and civic rights.

“We will struggle for his release from prison and restoration of his democratic and human rights. That is not a problem,” he said.  
Mr. Ratnayake admitted that the present crisis triggered by what he called ‘factionalism’ had a kind of impact on the party and its membership, and the challenges lying ahead would be overcome with renewed vigour and strength.

“This is a crisis created by a handful of people. We will overcome it and get the party back on track within the next few weeks,” he said.
When asked about the dissidents’ demand for a convention, he said the next Central Committee would decide whether the party should have a special convention or not.

“The party is required to have conventions every five years.  However, there are provisions in the party that provide for holding special conventions under special political circumstances.  The central committee will decide on it,” he said. (By Kelum Bandara)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, 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.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 4

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, 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.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • Samba Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:18 AM

    Hope the Bells will ring soon.

    ind Thursday, 29 September 2011 05:47 AM

    Final bell will ring very soon !!!

    Bell Boy. Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:16 AM

    People may not vote for you now, but still you are an essential part of SL politics.

    Thomas Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:27 AM

    YOU ARE TO BE BLAMED FOR ALL THE CURRENT TURMOILS IN SRI LANKA


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




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, 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.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Tamil Parties Must Urge Full Implementation of 13A

Last week’s article was about the guerilla war fought by the Janatha Vimukt

Govt. re-recommends COVID-19 regulations: Medics, legal experts warn of vaccine expiry dates and injuries

The public has once again been advised to wear masks to prevent the spread of

8-year-old grave sexual abuse victim gets justice after 18 years

In Palawela Udaniriella, an 8-year-old girl became the victim of Grave Sexual

Covid makes a comeback!

These questions have been buzzing in our heads over the past few weeks as hea