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Former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe who left the party recently launched a fast at the Independence Square in Colombo this morning urging the President to probe into the alleged coup on the presidential election night.

Mr. Amarasinghe said legal action should be taken against conspirators in order to protect President Maithripala Sirisena and the people of the country.

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 65

  • hubert Friday, 01 May 2015 04:43 PM

    MaRa is planning to return to parliament regardless of what he did on the 9th of January

    adamm Friday, 01 May 2015 06:39 PM

    Have`nt this new government got to do a serious job for the nation, how about develop the country further on other than talking about corruption, everyday, which is not new to sri lanka in its whole history, people who are talking about it, are they clean........

    Ajja Friday, 01 May 2015 05:56 PM

    Pissu..oluwa honda nehe via DM Android App

    Dalit Friday, 01 May 2015 05:53 PM

    I met one of his top commander guy as old as him when he left the party recently. I asked him why Somawansa Amarasinghe has left the JVP. He said he is too old and going senile. I replied all JVPers are senile and he smiled. So Comrade you may have lost your payments from your financiers as you are getting old and useless and your used by date has passed. At least in the days of Czars the the old peasants received food if there were any to be shared. Looks like your Comrades the modern day Czars also are running out of money.

    musthafa Friday, 01 May 2015 05:48 PM

    somawansa need mental treatment .after leaving JVP nothing to do at home.

    stanley Friday, 01 May 2015 05:31 PM

    On May 1st he should be with party and be with the workers. What he is trying to say now is not clear. We will come to know it little later.

    Gamini perera Friday, 01 May 2015 05:11 PM

    JOKE. !!.............hik hik hik...wearing BLACK.....??

    nazeem Friday, 01 May 2015 04:58 PM

    Oops!This Somawansa is taking a torch through the water.So crafty....but, Mr. President or the public are not that foolish to trust him. Looks like this is a bigger conspiracy than the so called Jan 9 conspiracy....He should peacefully retreat at this age.

    Pavi Friday, 01 May 2015 04:57 PM

    yeah JVP recently has been very anti sri lankan, anti buddhist.

    Ex-Jvper Friday, 01 May 2015 06:53 PM

    This guy is really mad! Any psychiatrist in the party is available for him? His plan is to help USA ! What a socialism? Capito-communism?

    chan Friday, 01 May 2015 04:39 PM

    Because he is not a buffaloa

    nazeem Friday, 01 May 2015 04:37 PM

    සෝමවංස වතුර ඇතුලෙන් පන්දමක් ගෙනියනවා.මෛත්‍රිපාල ජනාධිපතිතුමාත්, රටවසියොත් එතරම් මෝඩ නෑ.ජනවාරි 9 දාට වඩා ලොකු කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් මෙයා දැන් මේ ගෙනියන්නේ.

    Sincere Friday, 01 May 2015 04:22 PM

    Check whether he is opening a pack of lemon puff just like his comrade did sometimes back!

    Sam Friday, 01 May 2015 04:05 PM

    This man has no political future and trying get public attention.

    anuraj Friday, 01 May 2015 03:45 PM

    At this age he should have been in a temple rather than wasting time here.but what to do ? Probably never been to a temple in his life

    Solomon Friday, 01 May 2015 03:27 PM

    Give him a mcburger

    Fair N Square Friday, 01 May 2015 03:00 PM

    IF he has ethics he should have FIRST protested about the death of his "Sahodarayas" who were killed in 71, 88/89 now that he has no rope to hang, he is using the opportunity to get a posting by the President... well past time t go on retirement than do stupid things for the next generation to suffer...

    Liswom Friday, 01 May 2015 03:00 PM

    Not a single JVPer is willing to join hands with him after his resignation. He expected a mass exodus. His is an outdated revolutionary and communist school of thoughts and the current JVPs policies are very relevant to current political climate. Frustrated so ended up as a lunatic like Thunmulle Wimaley.

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Friday, 01 May 2015 07:21 PM

    Post presidential election alleged army coup is a scene created by Mangala Samaraweera and there no truth in it at all. People have forgotten this drama story. Poor Somawansa Amarasinghe is trying to get cheap publicity.If at all he should stage a fast protest to arrest the people who were involved in a coup to abduct former president Mrs Srimavo Bandaranayakke. Dr M.L.Najimudeen

    Chandima Friday, 01 May 2015 07:26 PM

    If the government take action against the coup, this guy is the first to go jail in 1971 and 1987. When JVP planning to kidnap Sirimawo Bandaranayake in 71, he was ready to be a driver of the vehicle even.. Now talk like a saint...

    Jagath Friday, 01 May 2015 07:30 PM

    Loool What happened Computer Jilmart ? You guys think we are stupid....

    sanjaya Friday, 01 May 2015 07:31 PM

    He will not protest about dead Sahodaryas, because he is also one of the big goni billas, who betrayed them to his close relative who handled death squads .. and then fled the country

    TONY Friday, 01 May 2015 07:58 PM


    yawanad Friday, 01 May 2015 08:26 PM

    This is start only ,next one mr ,he will sit maththala and demands for operation of airport .the life of expired politicians getting crazy

    Hussain Friday, 01 May 2015 08:36 PM

    He has nothing to do. Illangkewa. now no one with reports on papers about him. do some thing like weerawansa don the fasting. MR gives reporters around him. now he follows him. news reporters around him. any how he is happy on News.

    Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 08:44 PM

    Please keep fasting cos there was no coup MR handed power before full results. It is a propaganda gimmick. I think you fast becoming part of jokers of govt. They might offer you ministerial post. Keep going grand dad via DM Android App

    Richard Friday, 01 May 2015 10:38 PM

    Best thing is take no notice of him and he will backhome in a few hours.

    IEMERALD Friday, 01 May 2015 10:55 PM

    @sandunif only you possess a sense of humour you will find that the coconut was sustituted for lemon to add a local flavour. may be one day maliban or another baker might introduce a coconut puff. until then just enjoy your lemon puffs and do try to acquire a sense of humour.

    hiran gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 11:39 PM

    Fast or Farce Are you kidding me Why dont you request an inquiry for those JVPers died during UNP regime 8889 Dont supply joke we have enough jokes

    Ganesha Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:14 AM

    At least he has the backbone than other SLFPer,s who are barking in favor of MR when he is pulled up while maintain dead silence when there was an alleged incident that someone tried to approach the place where MS was there recently ,so what is wrong in his protest whoever he may be.

    P J Roy Saturday, 02 May 2015 08:15 AM

    Please dont stop him,,, He can continue until its done. He maybe remembered to the 1st one to achieve the goal! No loss, only to gain...

    dilshan Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:53 AM

    Isnt he answerable for plotting against the elected government in the JVP time, what a bogus fellow.

    AA Tuesday, 05 May 2015 02:53 PM

    Because tamils in Sri Lanka dont care about Sri Lanka. They want EElam

    Vini Friday, 01 May 2015 12:46 PM

    Dear Comrade, There are good restaurants nearby.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 01 May 2015 11:26 AM

    Why not in Tamil?

    idk Friday, 01 May 2015 11:28 AM

    coz he got only two hands?

    anura Friday, 01 May 2015 11:34 AM

    jvp and his ideas are not relevant to current political weather but he has a right to protest.

    Thusitha Friday, 01 May 2015 11:42 AM

    What a joker...

    ziyard Friday, 01 May 2015 11:43 AM

    while lauding somawansa"s protest,wonder whether he will help in finding those behind 88/89 period extortion.

    iemerald Friday, 01 May 2015 11:44 AM


    Kumari Friday, 01 May 2015 12:05 PM

    Can the country gain anything out of this? Forget the past and move on to a brighter future for everyone !

    Rilvan Friday, 01 May 2015 12:22 PM

    He is a born racist although pretending otherwise now.

    Dev Friday, 01 May 2015 12:24 PM

    i wonder how much does it cost to get somawanshe to do this circus. 25 lakhs?

    Bala Friday, 01 May 2015 12:29 PM

    At least we see he wants to get redress by non violence. Age has mellowed him somewhat.

    BUSHEL Friday, 01 May 2015 12:29 PM


    Mason Friday, 01 May 2015 12:29 PM

    There were only few persons with the Ex President at the early hours of 9th January morning. Since the PM raised alarm about a coup, surely this must have been investigated by now. The question remains why no action has been taken ? Was this a false alarm, if so the public are entitled to know one way or other.It is the PM who should answer the question.We should be thankful to Mr. Somawanse Amerasinghe for keeping the spotlight on the matter.

    Nish Friday, 01 May 2015 12:30 PM

    ayyo trying to die over a political accusation?

    dilip Friday, 01 May 2015 12:40 PM

    May be with the age he must have forgotten the past. They did a lot of justice to the people then.He is trying to get in to the lime light again And ,May be he is trying to join My3 ..This is the bad side of politics , no age limit.

    ANTON Friday, 01 May 2015 12:41 PM


    shai Friday, 01 May 2015 11:22 AM

    This guy is with MY3 or MR...

    Veda-mama Friday, 01 May 2015 12:53 PM


    Rohan Friday, 01 May 2015 01:16 PM

    This is only a publicity stunt or himself that he knows he is isolated now.

    Lawry Friday, 01 May 2015 01:19 PM

    He is state property. Therefore he can be arrested for attempted suicide. He looks so frail he might knock out in the process.

    Andare Friday, 01 May 2015 01:23 PM

    It is always a WANSA- earlier it was Weerawansa and now Somawansa.Anyway we are sure the death fasts dont end in death. via DM Android App

    Vijitha Friday, 01 May 2015 01:45 PM

    Is it fast unto death?

    regit Silva Friday, 01 May 2015 01:50 PM

    What a clown. This is out of self pity and self interest. We can all do with one less idiot. He will do well to fast, loose some weight as he more or less in the departure lounge. Good Bye Modawansa

    Abraham Fernández Friday, 01 May 2015 01:59 PM

    MY3. He is Anti-MR.

    Premalal Friday, 01 May 2015 02:12 PM

    The alleged coup was way back in January. Where was he all this time. ? He was out of the limelight so this.

    Esala Friday, 01 May 2015 02:14 PM

    Paw appa, One of Ex party leader without brain.

    kumudini Friday, 01 May 2015 02:16 PM

    what about those killed during the JVP insurrection . Maybe you have forgotten that . Need an enquiry for that too .

    Smart CItizen Friday, 01 May 2015 02:25 PM

    Both the "Wansas" (i.e. Somawansa and Weerawansa) may be planning to join hands. After all they were both in the same camp not so long ago.

    Sandun Friday, 01 May 2015 02:30 PM

    Actually, it is not Coconut Puffs... it is LEMON PUFFS! Mention Lemon Puffs, and WW might come and join you!

    paackeer Friday, 01 May 2015 02:34 PM

    This shows that he had not planned for his peaceful retired life, so he has become mad. This is a good lesson for all the young politicians.

    kumudu Friday, 01 May 2015 02:51 PM

    Country is in danger of ex-regime money and military backing to position. who ever coming to power will fail, if not foreign remittances of our poor workers. Military is loosing their perks since the new government.

    Cheers Friday, 01 May 2015 02:56 PM

    Do not waste state resources let him fast to death

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