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WikiLeaks: Why JVP Left CBK-Led Coalition; ‘We Can’t Take Responsibility Or Blame’ – JVP Tells US

A leaked confidential US diplomatic cable written by the US Embassy Colombo has raised questions about the true nature of the drama staged by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) when they left the Chandrika Kumaratunga led coalition government. At that time the JVP said that they had quit in protest at government’s plans for a tsunami […]

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WikiLeaks: JVP, Sirisena And Sampanthan On Trinco Buddha Statue

“Religious and ethnic tensions continue to percolate in Trincomalee over the May 16 erection of a large Buddha statue on public land in the city center. A May 18 decision by a local judge ordering the removal of the statue has not yet been implemented, and the statue remains, behind barbed wire and guarded by […]

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How Did Navy Grant Three Months Leave To Yoshitha? JVP

The JVP had criticized the government and the Sri Lanka Navy for allowing Rajapaksa prince ‘Yoshitha‘ to leave the country while an investigation is ongoing against him. During a press conference held today, JVP MP Wijitha Herath had said it is unfortunate that the state pf special privileges given to the Rajapaksa ‘prince’ during the […]

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Lessons Of Syriza Victory For JVP-JHU-Sobitha

By Kumar David – Mass anger against moribund European capitalism; Lessons of Syriza victory for JVP-JHU-Sobitha Leftist Syriza led by charismatic Alexis Tsipraz won 149 seats in the Greek parliamentary elections of 25 January falling two short of an absolute majority in the 300 member parliament needed to govern without the burden of an encumbering […]

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JVP Calls For A Probe Into Yoshitha’s Appointment Into SL Navy

A complaint calling for an immediate probe into the recruitment of Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Yoshitha into Sri Lanka Navy, is due to be made today by the JVP. JVP Western provincial Councillor Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa addressing the media yesterday had said they are urging the Defense Ministry to conduct a probe into the following aspects of […]

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An Open Letter To JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake: From Block Votes To Floating Votes

By Ranga Kalansooriya – Dear Anura, Everything in this world is subjected to change and so do the people. Political parties, too, cannot avoid this global phenomenon. So, no argument about you and your party. I thought of writing to this open letter after listening to you at Campbell Park a few days ago at […]

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Time For JVP To Grow Up

By Sudat Pasqual – Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna’s (JVP) has been in the thick of political activity in Sri Lanka since the early 1970’s. While their initial forays were bloody and disastrous, JVP made a move towards the mainstream of Sri Lankan politics in the early 1990’s. A party founded on Marxist-Lennist principles and deeply suspicious of […]

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WikiLeaks: SLFP-JVP MoU; Maithripala Wants Peace With The LTTE, But Not In The UNP Way

“Amid fanfare, President Kumaratunga’s SLFP party and the radical JVP formally entered into a political alliance on January 20. The alliance is basically an electoral pact, but an MOU attacking the GSL’s handling of the peace track was also agreed to. In a related development, Somawansa Amarasinghe, a key JVP leader and noted hard-liner based […]

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We Printed Posters For MR On Credit In 2005: JVP

JVP Leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the heights of plundering carried out by the Rajapaksas have been made evident by the heaps of cutouts and posters featuring the President that have been put on display all over the city of Colombo. Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake addressing their supporters at the party’s inaugural rally for the […]

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Recollection Of JVP-Time Killings Shows Need To Span The Longer Period

By Jehan Perera – Last week there was an unexpected focus on events that took place 25 years ago and which had appeared to have fallen out of public memory. This was the Sinhalese militancy led by the JVP in a three year period of terror that gripped most of the country and excluded only […]

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