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The Miscarriage Of The JVP Signals The End Of The Socialist Idea In Sri Lanka

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – “A fundamental ideological flaw haunts Leftism today. It is the failure of socialism itself.” A striking feature of the August General Elections is the unexpected slump of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Much was expected that this party would rev up the forces for socialism and ,once again, resurrect the red flag […]

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A Variegated Analysis Of JVP’s Performance

By Kumar David – Many, this correspondent included, expected the JVP to poll well and win 10 to 15 parliamentary seats – some people said 20+ even when they were sober! On votes, yes expectations have been borne out (544,000, its second highest since 815,000 in 2001). On seats we were wrong because of inattention […]

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JVP Encourages Rosy To Enter From The Back Door

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, has agreed and granted their approval for the formation of a national government. The acting secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had stated that when working committee of the SLFP converged they had given their consent and had put it forward to President Maithripala Sirisena. […]

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Public Apology; On JVP National List

By Chrishmal Warnasuriya – My fellow Sri Lankans; As most of you are aware, my name appeared second amongst the 29 professionals and academics that made up the JVP National List (not listed alphabetically, but presumably in the order of priority that the Party would ultimately fill the number allocated) at the recently concluded General […]

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Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Question & The JVP: A Pre-Election Clarification

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – As the Sri Lankan general election approaches, there is an effort among pro-UNP media to raise an intriguing argument. This argument goes as follows: Voting the JVP is thoroughly unadvisable, because JVP MPs will side with Mahinda Rajapaksa, when the UNP-led government moves towards ‘reforms’, especially with regards to the ethnic […]

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If MR’s Defeat Is Certain, Why Not Vote JVP!

By Kumar David – Choosing between urgent immediacy and long-term perspectives If it is certain that Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) will not be the next Prime Minister, it makes sense to use ones vote to craft a meaningful opposition instead of increasing the Ranil Wickremesinghe (RW) UNF-GG parliamentary majority. A strong JVP serves two objectives: (a) […]

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Summary Of UNFGG, UPFA, JVP & TNA Manifestos: Parliamentary Elections 2015

The Deshodaya Movement has put together a 38 page summarized English translation of the UNFGG, UPFA, JVP and TNA manifestos. Click here to read.

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Live Telecast: JVP National Convention For The Rights Of Expatriates

JVP National Convention for the Rights of expatriates – New Town Hall – Colombo;

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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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