Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Marxist party calls for an alternative people's movement to defeat undemocratic government
Sun, Jan 13, 2013, 02:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that an alternative people's movement is needed to stand against the undemocratic government.

JVP parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that what the country needs is not an opposition but an alternative people's movement.

He observed that the government is ready to engage in any undemocratic act to safeguard its dictatorial rule and a massive people's force has to be built against this situation.

"There is now anarchy in the country," he said.

"All democratic forces in the country have to come together. The media was first targeted and media personnel were killed, attacked and media institutions were also attacked and burnt. The Rajapaksas have now created a media that is supportive of it by threatening, intimidating, buying over and by giving perks to them. The Judiciary is now under attack," Dissanayake said.

He added that the main opposition United National Party (UNP) would only be a substitution for the current government and not an alternative.

Dissanayake said the JVP stood for an alternative people's movement and was committed to work to build one.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy
-- [5 hours ago]
Former Maldivian President Abdul Gayoom visits Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine through the internet
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities
Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary
US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka
Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war
Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.