Tagged with JVP

The JVP & The Sinhala Voter

By Kumar David (Colombo Telegraph) The JVP is a Sinhalese party; that is its composition and the makeup of its leading committees. There is no denying that it is also leftist and strives as best as it dare to take a progressive attitude to minority (Ceylon Tamil and Muslim) issues. Historically though this is not … Continue reading

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Unanswered question – Some sense(s) and Sensibilities

Unanswered question (Original Title) – A Must Long Read of 2400+words Daily FT  The harsh truths the generation of the 80’s and after must know -TW  The reconciliation of the fragmented nation and rebuilding the modern nation can be considered as the most pressing issues that Sri Lanka has to resolve before  addressing any other … Continue reading

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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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