Tagged with JVP

Supremacists, minorities and JVP

Dr Ameer Ali (Daily FT) To the Buddhist Sinhalese in particular, the civil war victory in 2009 had a profound impact by overturning the hitherto menacing psychological fear of an invasion from the northern neighbour in support of local Tamils and partitioning the island, into a hope of achieving total dominance over Sri Lanka’s territory … Continue reading

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Can the fringe decisively influence presidential poll? Is JVP a trustworthy ‘democratic’ party?

Daily Mirror “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.’’ – George Orwell  The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has a storied past. Its romanticist appeal enthralled the masses; in 1971, the now-infamous insurrection, though based fundamentally on violent  overthrow of a democratically-elected … Continue reading

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Is Galle Face endorsement enough for Anura Kumara?

Daily Mirror When the JVP packed the 12-acre Galle Face green with People under the banner of their front organisation the National People’s Power (NPP), to announce Anura Kumara Dissanayake (AKD) as presidential candidate, it did lift the spirits of most Sinhala urbans who weren’t there.  The JVP leadership gambled in going to Galle Face … Continue reading

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Governors, PCs and JVP

Gubernatorial activism (Island Editorial’s original title) All the provincial councils, save two, are currently functioning under their Governors and apparently doing better without elected representatives. The Governors, appointed by the President, usually maintain a low profile, allowing the elected Chief Ministers to run the show so as to avoid personality clashes and unpleasant situations. Some … Continue reading

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