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JVP Condemns Inaction Of Police, Says Clear Indication Of State Sponsoring The BBS

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna ( JVP) in a statement issued to the media said that the fact that the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) could threaten and disrupt yesterdays media conference in the presence of the Police was a clear indication that the organisation actions are state sponsored. “The fact that the BBS could do all […]

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Buddhist Monks And JVP Fight For Besieged Muslims’ Rights

By Latheef Farook – Abandoned by the government, Muslim politicians and threatened by Sinhala extremists who are law unto themselves Buddhist monks leading the campaign to solve Muslim squatters’ housing problem at Wilpattu, Janatha Vimukthi Permanuna (JVP), fighting for the rights of the Muslims and the Muslims carrying the coffin of a Buddhist monk at […]

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The JVP’s Malignant Legacy

By Rajan Hoole - 1989: The Eclipse of the JVP and the Perplexity of the Left – Part 7 The JVP, as we had averred earlier, by its avaricious attempt to seize power by methods tempered neither by humanity nor morality, destroyed the spirit of the Left and eroded the remaining healthier traditions in society. Its unbridled violence […]

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Extremists Will Incite Trouble After Geneva: JVP Best Bet In The Provincial Elections

By Kumar David – The mood a propos Western and Southern Provincial elections is not disinterest; it is mild indecision and gentle bemusement. I am not referring to anti-government folks only, though most of my associates belong in this category. Though UPFA supporters are lackadaisical now, this may change; Op-Eds in newspapers say preparations are […]

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Post JVP Dilemmas

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Post JVP Dilemmas

By Rajan Hoole - 1989: The Eclipse of the JVP and the Perplexity of the Left – Part 5 For the elite, the threat to life was over by early 1990. They wanted to forget all about the JVP episode and get back to the pre- 1987 status quo. But there were many things that could not […]

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The JVP’s Bid For Power & The Government Response

By Rajan Hoole - 1989: The Eclipse of the JVP and the Perplexity of the Left – Part 2  The JVP did not respond to Premadasa’s call, but instead launched on a course of terror, disruption and paralysing the economy. It sought to neutralise the security forces with an editorial proclamation in its bulletin Ranabima of 21st April […]

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Premadasa’s Appeal To The JVP And The LTTE

By Rajan Hoole - 1989: The Eclipse of the JVP and the Perplexity of the Left – Part 1  “The cause of all these evils was the lust for power, arising from greed and ambition…The leaders in the cities, each provided with the fairest professions, on the one side with the cry of political equality of the […]

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Anura Kumara Dissanayake Is A Capable Leader, TNA Congratulates, TNA Calls On JVP To Work Together

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) congratulates the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Anura Kumara Dissanayake on his assumption of office as the third leader of the JVP. “Mr. Dissanayake is a capable leader, whose appointment strengthens the progressive forces of this country.” says the TNA. Issuing a statement the TNA said today; “The JVP has […]

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Anura Kumara Dissanayake Comes To The Helm At A Vital Time For The JVP

By Kumar David – The JVP has made a good choice in Anura Kumara Dissanayake, not least because he shares with this columnist an excellent set of initials, AKD! He is known for his meticulous work and preparation on issues he raises in public or parliament, he is young (45) and promises stability for 15 […]

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The Year 1988: JVP Demands And The Coalition Government Interlude

By Rajan Hoole - The Year 1988: The Red Moon Over Sri Lanka And The Dawn Of New Wisdom – Part 6 A particular episode is very revealing about the manner in which different parties approached the elections. The JVP was not attacking Premadasa and Premadasa was saying that the JVP was innocent and that the SLFP was […]

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