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* Sri Lanka Marxist party elects new leader
Sun, Feb 2, 2014, 08:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has today elected party parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the party's new leader.

The party members unanimously approved Dissanayake to be appointed as the new leader at the seventh convention of the JVP held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo today.

Former party leader Somawansa Amarasinghe proposed Dissanayake's name for the party leader post.

Dissanayake is the fourth leader of the JVP. Following the death of founding leader Rohana Wijeweera, Saman Piyasiri held the party leadership for a brief period and Somawansa Amarasinghe was appointed to head the party afterwards.

The JVP also elected 30 new members to its decision making body, the Central Committee at the convention.

The Central Committee will meet later and elect a General Secretary, Information Secretary, Financial Secretary, Administrative Secretary, International Secretary, National Organizer and a Political bureau.

After the appointments, the JVP adopted its new policy framework under the theme 'Our Vision' that will include the party's vision for the future to create a socialist rule in the country.

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