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Ranil Promises Economic Revival, As JVP Calls For ‘Political Cleansing’

While pledging to not privatize state institutions, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe promised to boost the country’s economy, and double the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2023. Speaking at the UNP’s May Day rally in Campbell Park, Colombo, Wickremesinghe said, “we will take this country forward, without family rule,” he said. “We won’t privatise state institutions, […]

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JVP To Take Central Bank Governor To Task Over Latest Bond Scam

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will lodge a complaint against the Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran, for his alleged involvement in a second bond scam amounting to Rs. 80 billion. JVP member, Wasantha Samarasinghe announced that a complain will be lodged with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption requesting for […]

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Whither The JVP; Is It A Political Carcass?

By Vishwamithra1984 – “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius April 5th marks the 45th anniversary of the famous ’71 Insurrection. It claimed many thousands of lives; destroyed an untold number of families, small businesses and aspirations of a whole generation. It was led by Janatha […]

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Alleged Prado Duty Fraud: Misinformed JVP Leader Misleads The Parliament

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – On 27th Jan 2016, the JVP Leader, Mr Anura Kumara Dissanayake, made a ‘revealing statement’ in the parliament, alleging that on the orders of the DGC Chulananda Perera and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, a large number of Toyota Prado jeeps (180 units) seized by Customs, have been released only on recovery […]

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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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