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Somawansa resigns from JVP

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Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe today announced that he had resigned from the party.

Amarasinghe is the International Affairs Secretary of the JVP. Mr. Amarasinghe told journalists that the JVP had not made a conscious effort to use this golden opportunity to come to power given today’s political situation. He said people had lost faith in the two main political parties of the ruling classes while the JVP too was fast declining in popularity. 

Mr. Amarasinghe critisised the JVP and said the party should understand Sri Lanka’s culture which is basically based on Buddhism. 
“We in the JVP had to turn our backs to the TV cameras when we wanted a ‘pirith nula’ tied on our wrists,” he said as an example of not being in tune with different cultures.

Mr. Amarasinghe said he would form a new political party but was not keen on inviting anyone else from the JVP to join though they were free to follow the policies of their choice.  (YP)

  Comments - 30

  • Cobra Friday, 17 April 2015 08:07 AM

    Somawansa is calling it a day; food for thought to Mahinda as well!!!

    Ranjith De Saram Sunday, 19 April 2015 08:46 AM

    He is no more of any use to the JVP nor can he contribute constructively to the current volatile political progression. Better bow out,allowing the young blood to carry forward the red flag.It should not be forgotten that he survived the last insurgency merely because he was a brother-in law of a then powerful minister.He would rather retire from active politics than plot to break the only surviving leftist party.

    Amarasekara Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:28 PM

    machan apita Mona aluth pakshadaAnurala wade hariyata karagena yawI

    Ranwala amarasekara Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:39 PM

    It is better for you to retire from the politicsAcura may lard the party well

    krishan Saturday, 18 April 2015 05:13 PM

    Those who left the party criticizing its failures had done nothing for the sake of socialism but to work for more capitalist parties. so, nothing is there to expect from Comrade Somavansa also.

    sarath Friday, 17 April 2015 11:16 PM

    You did lot of for JVP..but at the last you destroy said JVP now not talking to the public...But Anura is doing that better than you...this is not a time to make a new political party but time to go to temple for meditation....your resignation will make some positive impact on JVP.Bye Bye Comrade Somavansha...

    TONY Friday, 17 April 2015 08:32 PM


    Hadi sheriff Friday, 17 April 2015 07:07 PM

    Sinister plot by capitalist corporate political parties to split JVP to pieces injecting massive funds to individuals.

    Sincere Friday, 17 April 2015 03:30 PM

    "Mata mahalu wayase, bariya deshapaalane perase"

    CITIZEN Friday, 17 April 2015 02:44 PM

    Why Somey uncle? Is it a sudden inspiration from Heavens? You were at the helm of the Party for so long and you held the reins of the Party all that time but it is funny that you could not do what you now want to do! And you want to form a party of your own to do that. I suggest that you invite or join hands with that Gammampila guy; he will be useful.

    H.D.Gunaratne Friday, 17 April 2015 02:09 PM

    Before forming the new party he must tender an apology to the nation for the thousands of innocent persons killed by his organization during 1989/90.

    G.Karunaratne Friday, 17 April 2015 01:23 PM

    Soma wanasa may have been bought over by some one. It is good for him too to live a good life anyway.

    Premalal Friday, 17 April 2015 10:43 AM

    Typical Sri Lankan leftist logic. Look at the leftovers from the left Vasu, Dinesh , Dew et Al. They are with the most capitalistic government led by MR. What I think of these leftovers is they are lost in the past so much so they have left their senses .

    jaypee Friday, 17 April 2015 08:24 AM

    No difference : same as CBK,

    The God Father Friday, 17 April 2015 08:14 AM

    Lets hope he is not bought over by someone, Anura is a better leader than him anyway, that is for the JVP.

    Yahapala Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:10 PM

    Probably he too going to join with MR along with Wimal, Vasu , Gammanpila and Denesh:).

    Narada Friday, 17 April 2015 04:33 AM

    සෝමවංශ අමරසිංහ මහතා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයේ තරුණ සංවිධානයෙන් (ඒ කියන්නේ ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණෙන්) ඉල්ලා අස්වීම නිසා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයට සිදුවිය හැකි හානිය කුමක්ද?

    Mevan Friday, 17 April 2015 04:23 AM

    Once you have served your term the best thing to do is to retire gracefully and give the younger generation a chance to carry forward the torch. I hope all politicians will learn this lesson and leave before they are kicked out.

    Rama Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:47 PM

    Next news item.."Anura Kumara joins UNP with Vijitha Herath."

    Ryan Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:56 PM

    Anura kumara reads our papers written by Research

    Dev Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:54 PM

    its fast becoming a formidable force of Ranil.

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:36 PM

    "Mr. Amarasinghe critisised the JVP and said the party should understand Sri Lanka’s culture which is basically based on Buddhism."I appreciate that at least in this age, his is in a position to understand the truth.

    gayan Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:21 PM

    Rats jumping the sinking ship.

    patrick jansz Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:53 PM

    soma go home and call it a day take a rest there are no more policies to make. best of luck.

    akn Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:46 PM

    RW should be behind this move. He learnt the art of breaking parties from his friend MR. Now is the payback time.

    cyril n Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:09 PM

    He belongs to the old guard and happy he is quitting the party. The young ones will lead the party to a formidable force.

    JVP Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:03 PM

    Please take Grandpa Vasu with you!

    Rew Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:48 PM

    The current anti-sri lankan stance of JVP will make it another three wheeler party.

    OMG Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:35 PM

    Looks like another billion of our hard earned money has change hands.

    daily editor moda Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:18 PM

    another. GROBR. Good for the people of Sri Lanka

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