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* Marxist party in Sri Lanka expects series of elections, campaigns to defeat government
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 10:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it would continue with its current campaign until a people friendly administration is set up in the country.

JVP politburo member and the party's Chief Ministerial candidate for the Western Provincial Council election, K.D. Lalkantha said that party will not end its campaign with the conclusion of elections like other parties, but would continue with it until the government is defeated.

Addressing a public meeting in Kosgama, Lalkantha proclaimed that the government has planned to first hold elections for the Western and Southern Provincial Councils next year and then the Uva Provincial Council election followed by a Presidential election and finally a general election.

"The Mahinda Rajapaksa government has planned a series of elections and we will continue with the campaign regardless of the outcome of the provincial council elections until we push the government several steps back," Lalkantha said.

The senior party member pointed out that it is the JVP that has performed the duties of the opposition and that Ranil Wickremasinghe and the main opposition United National Party (UNP) has failed to take up issues faced by the people.

"The JVP will continue to perform the role of the country's opposition and will not give up until a people friendly administration is established," Lalkantha added.

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