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Colombo, Jan. 20 (Daily Mirror)- Most countries and organisations in the world, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have begun to realise that the National People's Power (NPP) will come to power at the next election, NPP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said today.

He told a news conference that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya is perturbed over the NPP's recent meeting with the IMF representatives.

Responding to a question on the SJB's claims that the NPP has not revealed the matters discussed during the meeting with the IMF and other allegations, he said it was not a secret meeting.

"We know that it is hurtful for the SJBers when the IMF representatives visit our headquarters and hold discussions. We are not concerned about their allegations. Only the NPP has revealed its policy and stance in public. No other party has done it. The IMF has accepted that the NPP will come to power next. That is why they discussed with us. We discussed the economic situation and the impact of the tax increase on the people, during this meeting with the IMF," he said.

Silva said most countries and organisations have initiated discussions with the NPP as they have begun to realise that the NPP will come to power at the next elections.


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  • warren Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:22 PM

    The only policy stance the NPP has revealed to the country is making prostitution legal. I think these NPP guys are now hallucinating at the brink of an apparent defeat at a future election, presidential or parliamentary.

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 21 January 2024 08:27 PM

    Also they were against the Anti Drug operation so you can expect them to legalise drug business too.

    Examine Your Party’s Policies Monday, 22 January 2024 07:49 AM

    Most Voters are depending on you guys to take over. But with your party’s recent comments, one wonders will this be another era of Gota’s failed leadership!

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 22 January 2024 08:14 AM

    They are likely to legalise or go soft on following: 1. Prostitution 2. Daylight mugging and robberies from those who have money 3. Drug trade 4. Contract killing 5. Destruction of luxury houses or forcing those to be shared with others

    Alam Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:29 PM

    If the singhalaya vote these guys, it will be worse than the jackass gots

    Muditha Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:38 PM

    A good movement to end 74 years of corrupt politics in Sri Lanka. Getting real indipenancy after the British colony. Ending the delusion created by Walau Paramparawa and getting power to the people. New hope of becoming Sri Lanka a developed country.

    Anusha Monday, 22 January 2024 10:01 AM

    That's right

    Abigail Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:39 PM

    IMF is happy to see Sri Lanka is ready to become the new Venezuela.

    IMF CAME TO OUR RESCUE Sunday, 21 January 2024 05:41 PM

    IF NOT FOR IMF THE COUNTRY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A FAR WORSE OFF SITUATION TODAY AND WE ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN WHISTLING A DIFFERENT TUNE. BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE IS NOT THE WAY TO GO.

    JVP 1989 Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:42 PM

    Day dreaming

    Jega Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:44 PM

    Just because IMF has had discussion with NPP, how can you say that they accept that you would come to power in the next election. May be they would have thought that you are a popular party now unlike earlier. But things can change drastically when the election is nearing. Too early to predict anything now.

    Mohandev Saturday, 20 January 2024 04:59 PM

    Frogs in well tomorrow when US Ambassador or EU Ambassadors visit them they will boast those countries too asked them to contest elections in their countries as JVP has the best track record in politics in SL winners

    Volker Metzger Saturday, 20 January 2024 05:26 PM

    It's almost frightening when you hear Mr. Tilvin Silva of the NPP, long before the election, rambling in his delusions of grandeur about his party's takeover of the government!!! When a politician speaks like this long before the election has taken place, he shows arrogant arrogance coupled with political stupidity!!! Even if his party is in a good position at the moment, according to "uncertain" polls, it will make politically interested voters more than thoughtful and perhaps even repulsive if a politician wants to surprise the country with such "final victory" statements! The voter alone decides an election and he certainly won't let people like this Mr. Silva take him for a fool! Nothing is certain or decided yet, his party should first present a convincing policy to overcome the catastrophic conditions in the country and a respectable presidential candidate!!! Both are missing!!! Such “guarantees of victory” mask a lack of substance!!!

    JUDY Saturday, 20 January 2024 05:29 PM

    Bullshit

    Voter Saturday, 20 January 2024 05:32 PM

    All major parties that ruled since independence have ruined the country, with no hope left for next generation let’s give the NPP a chance…

    Priyanee Wijesekera Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:17 PM

    We will have a reign of terror

    Jamal Kudu Saturday, 20 January 2024 05:37 PM

    They were against IMF, World Bank and America. Now they tell different story. Do they still think that people believe them?

    Don’t be Arrogant Like Gota Saturday, 20 January 2024 06:00 PM

    Stay humble

    Heshan Saturday, 20 January 2024 06:13 PM

    That's obvious

    Sam Silva Saturday, 20 January 2024 07:15 PM

    First we are not quite sure if the imf stated what he is claiming. Secondly , even if imf stated as his claims, jvp needs people confidence to vote for them

    Kumudu senaratne Saturday, 20 January 2024 07:20 PM

    But darling, your party will not get required votes! Keep dreaming!

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 20 January 2024 07:33 PM

    That is your assumption. They discussed it with you because you are the people who sabotage the economy.

    Gabriella Saturday, 20 January 2024 07:35 PM

    I have great respect for this man (Tilvin), it will be a bitter disappointment if he goes the way of Gota. Let’s hope he adopts a more pragmatic stance before the next election. His leader is not doing the JVP/NPP any favours.

    Gabriella Saturday, 20 January 2024 07:35 PM

    I have great respect for this man (Tilvin), it will be a bitter disappointment if he goes the way of Gota. Let’s hope he adopts a more pragmatic stance before the next election. His leader is not doing the JVP/NPP any favours.

    Mohamed Burhan Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:03 PM

    I personally wanted NPP to come to Power rather than SJB .Winning Presidential election with 50.1% is a far cry!! Telling NGO's like IMF telling is day dreaming.At an election peoples vote counts. which we have seen results in the past. People should vote on large numbers like in 1977

    munas samsudeen Sunday, 21 January 2024 05:36 PM

    You have misunderstood the Presidential Election Law ( Act # 15 of 1981 ). You don’t need 50% 1 valid votes to become president. If the votes are split by three strong candidates, whoever gets the highest number of votes will definitely become the present. I mean, even with 40% votes one can become the president.

    Donkey fellow Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:11 PM

    Keep dreaming that you will be in power after next election.

    Donkey fellow Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:11 PM

    Keep dreaming that you will be in power after next election.

    Donkey fellow Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:11 PM

    Keep dreaming that you will be in power after next election.

    Raj Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:18 PM

    Has IMF taken over GNANA AKKA's Role?

    Anil Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:26 PM

    How Tilvin knows about all these when all others speak only English

    Ceylonese Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:35 PM

    My grandfather and father were great supporters of UNP, I still remember how boastful my grandfather was at times when he spoke about JRJ, he often said that we would never get a president like him, Now I realize how true he was, the blunders the JRJ made, he's the sole reason of course after Banda for this mess,,he paved the way for Rapakshes to rob the country. But my vote is for the Sahodaraya. May the God Bless Sri Lanka.

    Spartacus Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:35 PM

    After all the State criminality and crooked ess by past ruling governments, it is time you guys came to power to make the change to this country.

    Mad man Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:39 PM

    Small brain, small talk!!!

    Dee Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:41 PM

    And they are not going to fund unionists for sure. Because they know it means further economic collapse!

    Tonga Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:47 PM

    What a load of crap is this joker stating....

    NV Jen Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:51 PM

    Oh Really? Now only we know that IMF also conducts opinion polls!

    Volker Metzger Saturday, 20 January 2024 08:52 PM

    It's almost frightening when you hear Mr. Tilvin Silva of the NPP, long before the election, rambling in his delusions of grandeur about his party's takeover of the government!!! If a politician speaks like this long before the election has taken place, he shows arrogant arrogance coupled with political stupidity!!! Even if his party is in a good position at the moment, according to "uncertain" polls, it will make politically interested voters more than thoughtful and perhaps even repulsive if a politician wants to surprise the country with such "final victory" statements! The voter alone decides an election and he certainly won't let people like this Mr. Silva take him for a fool! Nothing is certain or decided yet, his party should first present a convincing policy to overcome the catastrophic conditions in the country and a respectable presidential candidate!!! Both are missing!!! Such “certainties of victory” cover up the lack of substance!!!

    Best joke Saturday, 20 January 2024 09:06 PM

    Ha ha ha ho ho ho first joke of 2024

    Mk Saturday, 20 January 2024 09:30 PM

    Aney shoi.

    Reez Saturday, 20 January 2024 09:32 PM

    We are all awaiting Till Win.

    expectation Saturday, 20 January 2024 09:42 PM

    please go ahead people expect your governance for better future

    Amaran Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:03 PM

    When IMF met SJB, Hon Sajith personally met them. But when IMF met NPP, Anura was hinding. Because he (AKD) cannot understand ECONOMY.

    Haren Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:14 PM

    After all it’s the voters that count. So be vice who ever it be and don’t just listen to bullshit news, drama, santhosang (finally from your own pocket). And be straight forward. First thing catch the thieves.

    Bernard Jayatilake Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:18 PM

    Donn' boast as it is not a feat achieved by your party but a gift from the SLPP offered to your party on a platter which consists almost all the disgruntled voters who voted for the nepotism party.

    Amar Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:19 PM

    This statement itself indicates how foolish the JVP (or the NPP) people are. First, IMF will never say they will come to power. Second, IMF always meet opposition parties and any other stakeholder. I can imagine their knowledge of global affairs. A Curse in Disguise. Call them CID instead of JVP or NPP

    Gordi_b Saturday, 20 January 2024 10:21 PM

    AKD is the best leader SL currently has in its roster. But JVP’s past is scary; they believe in a failed economic model, and; they are in bed with militant trade and student unions. They have to distance themselves from all this if they are serious about running the country for the next 5 years.

    Pantha Kumaran Saturday, 20 January 2024 11:35 PM

    I must admit we do not have a political leader from UNP,SLPP or SLFP to take our country forward. Ranil is a proxy of Rajapakses. Rajapakses are the biggest criminals we have seen from 2005. Srisena or Sajith are not fit to govern us both need common sense. So why we give a chance to NPP. We have nothing to lose.

    L Jaya Sunday, 21 January 2024 01:17 AM

    This bloke says IMF wanted to meet JVP, the previous report says NPP wanted to meet IMF. If my understanding is correct this is a total twist. JVP builds their voter base by creating hatred, exploiting the current crisis and economic hardships. Other than this and criticising others there is no authentic ideas. They keep the PhDs to shield their rude policies and wearing sheep coat to hide, mask their past actions, 1971, 1988 to 1989. Young generation has overlooked and crossed into the sweet talks of AKD.

    Patriot Sunday, 21 January 2024 01:20 AM

    Till Win

    Citizen Simon Sunday, 21 January 2024 01:42 AM

    This fellow is trying to hoodwink the people again. As usual this guy is reading too much into the goodwill visit of IMF team. Most likely, he did not understand English. However, these friends of Sri Lankan Pol Pot must be left alone to dream.

    Dan Sunday, 21 January 2024 04:02 AM

    Cannot understand why people blindly vote to political parties without requesting a formal program to develop the country with sources of funding. Since 1948 we have been doing this, trusting the leaders instead of requesting accountability, with serious repercussions. It's hightime that we STOP WORSHIPPING LEADERS and APPOINT A GOOD TRUSTWORTHY WORKER with a plan of action to develop the country.

    Waco Sunday, 21 January 2024 04:54 AM

    This is not a surprise. Anura Kumara and his team will definitely come to power. Pin president Ranil is misusing the funds received as Loans and going round the world with his gang of rouges.

    Vive James Sunday, 21 January 2024 05:58 AM

    JR J Conceited what he had. Nothing else. Claiming to be wise and he became fool From open economy to Tamil issue. He was 70 at 1977. Experience didn't helped him either. Lee quan was almost half of his age. Therefore voters be aware of candidates experience or age. Calendar age was meaningless for JRJ

    Jerome Sunday, 21 January 2024 06:52 AM

    Only hope after 75 years of utter failure is to vote for #NPP for a change.

    Bandu Sunday, 21 January 2024 11:28 AM

    don't need 1970s socialism in SL. Country will get worse, more shortages, restrictions on imports. It will be a replay of Sirimas 1970 government. No food, fuel much worse than now.

    ERAN Wicks Monday, 22 January 2024 05:53 AM

    JVP has been infiltrated by Basil stooges, example Vasudeva's nephew.

    Dulanjoli Premadosa Monday, 22 January 2024 05:54 AM

    TNA also met, does that mean kotiyas are coming to power ?

    Wijebahu Monday, 22 January 2024 06:36 AM

    NPP is just a knee jerk reaction to current issues. Thing will definitely go worst under them with politically immature leadership and some uni lecturers who have no political or industrial experiences. SJB is much better option.

    SJB is Disappointing Lately Monday, 22 January 2024 02:31 PM

    SJB is disappointing! They are selecting previous political candidates which the public despises. Public only want new, younger professionals with caliber to lead the country well with eliminating corruption

    Upendra Monday, 22 January 2024 07:37 AM

    This guy is in cuckoo land. The NPP leader did not have the balls to show up at the meeting. It will be really interesting if the IMF could debrief us on their views of the meeting.

    Gamini Monday, 22 January 2024 09:38 AM

    So this dumbo thinks IMF is voting at SL elections

    Bankrupt Beyond Belief Monday, 22 January 2024 10:04 AM

    NPP will make Sri Lanka next Zimbabwe.

    Man Monday, 22 January 2024 12:16 PM

    NPP/JVP have never published any intended policy like the other and no tangible actions though funds are accumulated as for the benefits at the helm.

    Fing Monday, 22 January 2024 03:27 PM

    Is anyone interested in countries economy Cost of living inflation prosperity Reforms Better living standards social security for elderly disability family care effortability etc etc.. a party that will take care of the country and citizens like no other party Have we got one?

    Bandu Tuesday, 23 January 2024 04:46 AM

    Bankrupt the country for the second time...


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