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Hinting at a leadership change in the party, the JVP announced it would set an example to the country by handing over the reigns of the party to the younger generation, which had the ability to take the party to greater heights.

This announcement was made by JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe at the commemoration of the April ‘71 Heroes, over the weekend.

The JVP leader said he did not want to lead the party confined to a wheelchair. One must accept the reality that his or her life would not last for ever though the class struggle would move from generation to generation, he said. “We don’t want to remain leaders for ever,” he stated, recalling that Cuban Leader Raul Castro set a precedent by announcing his retirement recently. However, he fell short of giving a time frame for this change in the party.

Mr. Amarasinghe said the likes of the April ‘71 heroes were needed today than ever before. However, he said the country did suffer losses because of the uprising; 20,000 cadres died and some of the security forces also sacrificed their lives. “This uprising was a defensive move and not an offensive one,” he added recalling that the JVP was the number one enemy of the then government. (YP)
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  • John Fernandez Monday, 08 April 2013 07:40 AM

    What else he could do? Natapu natumakuth naha bere paluwakuth naha.

    Fayad Monday, 08 April 2013 04:25 AM

    A very good move and a good example for ruling party & the main opposition.

    Concerned Monday, 08 April 2013 07:46 AM

    Can he at least now tell us how he escaped when most of his comrades were arrested and killed?

    MerwynSilva Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:52 AM

    Thanks Comrade, good example for leaders who are pasted to their seats.

    Alavi Monday, 08 April 2013 12:04 PM

    JVP'rs democratic role is key....keep it up!!

    Rahmathullah M. H. Monday, 08 April 2013 08:01 AM

    JVP is the only political party in Sri-Lanka with some principles and dedicated leaders.

    MZS Monday, 08 April 2013 10:24 AM

    May be his BIL (Sirisena Cooray) helped him !!!

    kish Monday, 08 April 2013 08:05 AM

    I never ever thought that I would be able to say this; But JVP looks to be the best political party in the country at least during the last few year... Kudos

    Kit udugama Monday, 08 April 2013 08:16 AM

    Ask Sirisena Cooray. or his wife .

    Go back to U.K and join the LTTE

    MyLanka Monday, 08 April 2013 10:39 AM

    Ranil is watching you...

    JJ Monday, 08 April 2013 05:09 AM

    Does anyone really care about what happens in JVP???

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 08 April 2013 12:38 PM

    Somawansa Shows The Way, Ranil should Follow next.

    AAAA Sunday, 07 April 2013 01:56 PM

    This guy I think good decision ,, anura is ok

    ansar Sunday, 07 April 2013 01:56 PM

    Hello, RANIL, take a lesson from this JVP'ers..
    I am a UNP'er, BUT not for your leadership.
    A lankan Voter

    surain Monday, 08 April 2013 05:36 AM

    your good decisions people admire.

    Michael Mendis Monday, 08 April 2013 01:56 AM

    Who cares ? ...

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 07 April 2013 02:05 PM

    An another Old Crap !

    John Monday, 08 April 2013 09:05 AM

    So am I.....

    DHA Monday, 08 April 2013 06:14 AM

    He's trying to jump the country after the Matara killings came to light......

    gasapi Monday, 08 April 2013 06:44 AM

    I wouldn't be surprised to see him as a minister in a few months.

    Asela Monday, 08 April 2013 07:07 AM

    Why so angry with them, Haven't you heard that they talk about problems of the country and frauds of the leaders?

    Sumanthi Monday, 08 April 2013 03:53 AM

    words not needed action needed.

    Rata Haraka Monday, 08 April 2013 07:08 AM

    A good example and a lot of wise words, a lot the ruling party and the opposition could learn from this man. Kudos to him.

    jude Monday, 08 April 2013 04:08 AM

    WHO EVER CHANGED THEY WILL NOT COME TO POWER FOREVER,SORRY


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