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The JVP As Left Opposition

By Rajan Philips – The August election is a non-issue election in the traditional sense. There are no burning constitutional, economic, or ethno-national issues in the campaign. The 19th Amendment for all its imperfections has put a lid on the constitutional debate in this election. The economy is a serious matter, but there is no […]

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JVP: A Collective Conscience & An Accord

By Sarath De Alwis – “The working class did not rise like the sun at an appointed time. It was present at its own making” – E.P. Thompson The third force has ended the age of complacency that has lasted for 67 post independence years. In the process, the JVP has promised the country something that […]

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Sri Lanka’s JVP: Political Prospects & Challenges

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – The 2015 parliamentary election in Sri Lanka is marked by the rejuvenated presence of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (‘People’s Liberation Front’, known nationally and internationally as the JVP, its Sinhala abbreviation). At this election, the JVP is striving to increase its headcount in parliament, and consequently, emerge as the principle parliamentary […]

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Live Telecast: JVP Maharagama Rally Today

Live Telecast of the JVP Maharagama rally Today;  

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JVP National List Sets New Trend: UPFA Accommodates Attanayake And Alles Despite Charges

Setting a new trend in the political stratosphere, the Janatha Vimukthi Permuna (JVP) yesterday presented a national list fully comprised of professionals, intellectuals and civil society representatives. None of the front-line members or the party’s ex-Parliamentarians had been given national list slots, unlike in the UNP and the UPFA. Among the national list members of […]

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JVP Should Be Rewarded

By Hema Senanayake – I have no intension to upset you or to excite you by writing what I feel writing in this brief essay. I am beginning to feel that the JVP should be rewarded in big time in the coming general election. I would have never told this if the people were to […]

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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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