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* Sri Lanka Marxist party never to support a UNP presidential candidate
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 11:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affirmed that the party will never support a main oppositions United National Party (UNP) candidate as a common candidate at a future presidential election.

The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva participating in an interview with a weekend newspaper has said that a UNP candidate can never be a common candidate for the president although the party is definitely determined that President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be defeated.

"The Shallow talks of a common candidate without a broad programme carried out by bankrupt political parties or various other groups merely to come to power do not have any validity in our society now," Silva said.

He said a broad programme that could defeat the present government as well as establish a government that could find solutions for crises confronted by the country, is what the country needs now.

"Any candidate should come forward after formulating such a policy framework, rallying masses around it and representing that people's force. We are campaigning for such a candidate," the Marxist party leader said.

The JVP General Secretary said the party has resolved to abolish executive presidency and go for a change that establishes democracy and solve all other issues.

He said the party's belief is that a common candidate should come forward after building a people's power based on a policy framework that could find solutions for the issues confronted by the country.

He noted that various names have been suggested for a 'common candidate' including the name of JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka but the party has not made a decision yet.

"It is only a dialogue but no final decision has been taken yet," Silva said.

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