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9 November 2018 03:31 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today it was dangerous to go for an election under a government which obtained power through unconstitutional means and stressed the need to rectify the present political crisis before going for a national election.

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that the approval of a two-thirds majority in parliament should be obtained after rectifying this unconstitutional political coup before announcing an election.

“It is dangerous if someone goes for an election after obtaining power through unconstitutional means. If an election was announced under this unconstitutional government, it will be clearly construed as a part of this political coup," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 26

  • Menaka Friday, 09 November 2018 04:20 PM

    If an election were to be held now your party will go into the dustbin of oblivion.

    Citizen Friday, 09 November 2018 04:50 PM

    Or the Parliament will become a dustbin without them.

    chandana Friday, 09 November 2018 05:17 PM

    Not at all...that is what expected by corrupted family politicians too

    Sunil Friday, 09 November 2018 05:23 PM

    Menaka@hahaha both side...

    FIRM Friday, 09 November 2018 04:24 PM

    JVP is very firm on what they say hats off to them.Their MPs are not available for sale. Tney must be elcted torule the country without being misled by MR MS and RW.

    Shiran Friday, 09 November 2018 04:42 PM

    Their MPs are only for the bottles and not for Money

    John Friday, 09 November 2018 07:03 PM

    They made enough money from the 2015 deals and other deals.

    Patric Friday, 09 November 2018 09:31 PM

    Not so long ago the JVP mouth pieces were shouting slogans they want send the UNP home for being corrupted. How quickly they changed their stance now. You still claim they are firm in what tbry say? Yes you can take your hat and everything off for going off track so soon.

    Senewi Friday, 09 November 2018 04:26 PM

    If the government obtained power through unconstitutional means , why don't you file a case in supreme courts ?

    suren Friday, 09 November 2018 04:49 PM

    supreme courts have also become puppets in their hands

    kumar Friday, 09 November 2018 08:53 PM

    Intention of the legislature is very clear ie, the President cannot remove the PM nor dissolve the Parliament before 41/2 years. The Courts have no jurisdiction to meddle or muddle when the intention is clear. The courts have acted like puppets and they are no longer independent. In turn they bully the public with contempt action.

    bushel Friday, 09 November 2018 04:28 PM


    kumar Friday, 09 November 2018 09:01 PM

    No one can trust a dictatorial,corrupt and an undemocratic Government to hold a fair election. Sovereignty of the citizen has to be exercised first by its elected representatives. It is not the case of MR or RW but violation of trust mandate

    Siyarata Friday, 09 November 2018 04:43 PM

    Then why did you support previous government to postpone elections through dodgy means ?

    Sanath Friday, 09 November 2018 04:46 PM

    Compared with other political parties, JVP is more diciplined.

    Patric Friday, 09 November 2018 09:34 PM

    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    LolSena Friday, 09 November 2018 04:47 PM

    The "Red Elephants" clealy hate elections because they hate to see their party being rejected by the general public for the umpteenth time.

    Vijaya Friday, 09 November 2018 04:48 PM

    Your armed uprising defeated losing 60 thousand lives; carefully see now you are with whom.

    inti Friday, 09 November 2018 04:49 PM

    The judge is presidents man,what else are you asking.

    Modaya Friday, 09 November 2018 05:01 PM

    They know if there’s an election what’ll happen to them.....

    Royce Friday, 09 November 2018 05:14 PM

    Better than killing people in cold blood I would say.

    Liberal One Friday, 09 November 2018 06:25 PM

    lol who declared it illegal? The supreme court or the kangaroo court in Pelawatte?

    Lanka Friday, 09 November 2018 07:08 PM

    Election will be under supervision of Election Commission. not the purview of government. JVP now become jokers of the island.

    Cicero Friday, 09 November 2018 07:15 PM

    Both the UPFA and UNP are slimy (the former more slimy than the latter). At least the JVP has developed a moral backbone much needed in this country.

    Miniman Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:22 AM

    Since when you became a constitutional law expert.

    macapagal Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:57 AM

    The whole country has been put into a mess by Gamarala president and the people have to pay the price because with his actions a US$ will now go upto even SL Rs.250 or 300/- he does not have a clear vision on how to govern a country. he is good to go and do his gramasekva job

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