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The JVP Scoring: Even In Jaffna!

By Salani Kulathilaka – According to a news report in The New Indian Express, the JVP is scoring high in an assessment by Verité Research, a Colombo-based “multidisciplinary think-tank providing strategic analysis and advice for decision-makers and opinion-formers.” According to Verité’s monitoring of parliamentary activity, the JVP, with only seven MPs in a house of […]

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JVP To Support No Confidence Motion Against Ravi K

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to support the upcoming no confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The no confidence motion is scheduled to be taken up in Parliament on Wednesday. JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told a news conference in Colombo that Karunanayake along with the entire Yahapalanaya government has demonstrated their […]

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Joint Opposition And JVP Takes On Government Amidst Continuing Tax Slaps

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) declared today that it will fight the government for continuing to burden the people with various taxes. Speaking at a protest rally in Colombo against the VAT increase, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the government is tormenting the people by slapping on various taxes on everything. “They keep […]

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JVP Scoffs At ‘Break Up’ Reports, Exposes Divaina

In a show of solidarity, the hierarchy of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) came together on Sunday morning to scoff at reports that an internal crisis were brewing within the party, and party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was facing the axe. Addressing the media in Colombo, JVP leader Dissanayake said that a group with vested […]

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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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