The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which admitted to the fact that it had not performed as expected at yesterday’s election said the party would however function as a vibrant and effective political party while being in the opposition.
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a media briefing that his party would play an active role as members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the new Parliament.
However, Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP would not be involved in supporting the party which forms the next government or participate in any political games being played by UPFA factions.
He said the party which won the most number of seats would attempt to woo others into their fold to make up the numbers while the other parties in the opposition might attempt to woo others into their fold to topple the government.
Mr. Dissanayake, however said the JVP would not participate in any of these political games. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:32 PM
Yes, their National List top, the former Auditor General Mayadunne is a MUST. Keeping the fingers crossed.
arjuna Dassanayake Wednesday, 19 August 2015 01:27 PM
Hope the JVP sticks to yahapalanaya and appoint the two professionals as per their national. lets see how honerable they prove to be......
Aza Rikz Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:15 PM
Just the ideal way to go. Their strategies manage to keep winning our admiration.
Upul Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:16 PM
Big losers of this election. 4 seats only out of expected 22. One and only reason is you tried to protect RW while bashing MR.
TJ Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:30 PM
As long as you remain only as whistle blowers, this is the maximum that you can perform
Sathees Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:31 PM
Your national List was great! now lobby to appoint some of them through other parties! Good luck!
kal Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:38 PM
Firstly its not games, its managing the country for the sake if the people. You better take your 4 seats and sit at your homes without playing games in Parliament
anura Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:39 PM
Results were not up to their big shouting around the country supporting the UNP. People in this country were not that foolish to buy their stale stories. JVP top brass should resign for this disastrous result.
kumaran Tuesday, 18 August 2015 06:54 PM
It is difficult to forget the fact that it as the JVP which introduced violence in Sri Lanka in 1971. It is also hard to trust a person or political party that says they will never support another party nor join any other party that would strive to take the nation along a new path is very wrong. It is either "our way or no way". I cannot see people trusting them: certainly not in 2020.
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