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The JVP Bus

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The JVP Bus

By Lionel Bopage – The necessity for changing the political culture of distorting history and resorting to personal slander: Part VIII During the Presidential election in January 2010, I had my own personal experiences regarding the sneaky activities of certain JVP leaders that prevented my presence on the opposition candidate’s election platform in canvassing people against […]

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Gunaratnam & The JVP

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Gunaratnam & The JVP

By Lionel Bopage – The necessity for changing the political culture of distorting history and resorting to personal slander: Part 7 When I left the JVP in February 1984 after submitting my letter of resignation, not a single issue raised therein had been taken up for critical discussion among the leaders or members. However, later came […]

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Traitors: JVP & The Non-JVP Left

By Lionel Bopage – The necessity for changing the political culture of distorting history and resorting to personal slander: Part 6 The political culture outlined in this series of articles is apparent in most of the Sri Lankan political entities, particularly, in the left. Internationally also, this political culture has prevailed, as has been epitomised […]

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JVP Outrightly Denied The Existence Of Kumar !

By Lionel Bopage – The necessity for changing the political culture of distorting history and resorting to personal slander: Part 4 The issues related to the deportation of Kumar continued to attract attention with the revelation that the Sri Lankan state intelligence forces had been ordered to arrest him as early as February 2012. However, […]

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The JVP’s Jaundice: Inclination To Reactionary Politics

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – In an interview with an English language newspaper, JVP’s Nalinda Jayathissa MP has made a statement that makes one question the MP’s (and given its reputation of strict discipline, verification and vetting processes, the JVP’s) understanding of what progressive politics of the left really entails in the present-day world. When questioned […]

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The JVP Political Culture, Distorting History & Resorting To Personal Slander

By Lionel Bopage – The necessity for changing the political culture of distorting history and resorting to personal slander – Part 1 In the past several decades, we have witnessed a growing political culture in Sri Lanka, of falsifying, distorting and fabricating history and using slander as a weapon for silencing political critics. This political […]

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JVP Acknowledges 88-89 Bloodbath Should Be Probed

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today agreed to the appointment of a special independent commission to probe the incidents that occurred during 88-89 period, which saw a blood-bath in the country. Speaking at the final day of the second reading of Budget 2016, currently in session, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said his party will both […]

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I Wasn’t Going To Dubai As A Rajapaksa Emissary: Weearawansa Rejects JVP Accusation

UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, recently arrested for using an invalid passport to go abroad today rejected claims that he was bound for Dubai as an emissary of former President Rajapaksa to intervene in an ongoing investigation on bank accounts allegedly maintained by Rajapaksa siblings. Weerawansa replying to accusations blamed his former colleagues at the JVP […]

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JVP Welcomes Establishment Of A Truth Commission, But Not The Resolution

Some proposals in the UNHRC resolution has the potency to open the door for a a fully-fledged international intervention when investigating and prosecuting alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.. The JVP said that the resolution could also be a plan by the US, UK and their western […]

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No Constitutional Provision For Hybrid Courts: JVP

The JVP has today said that the party has received information that a joint resolution to be brought by US and Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council sessions on Thursday has endorsed an international independent investigation into the alleged abuses which took place during the Sri Lankan war. Addressing the media in Colombo […]

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