Mar 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is preparing to build a broad election front targeting the presidential and general election the government is expected to hold after the provincial council elections on the 29th of this month.
The party said in a statement that it has made arrangements to rally all progressive people's forces in forming the broad front.
The front aims to form a people's government based on the programme of five principles adopted at the 7th National Convention of the party held in February this year.
The party said that its policy framework, on which its future programme is based on, has been presented to intellectuals, entrepreneurs, religious leaders and other professionals and was warmly received.
The programme has been already presented to Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA), Sri Lanka Bar Association, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and also to the Chief Prelates of Malwatte, Asgiriya and Ramagngna Chapters as well as Muslim religious organizations.
The programme has also been presented to Cardinal and several other religious leaders and seminars were held in several districts to present it to the people.
The party said it has received many suggestions asking the party to be the main opposition of the country as the current main opposition party, the United National Party (UNP), is not capable of fitting into this position.
According to JVP, various mass organizations have already indicated that they too could be a part of the task to build a people's administration without fraud and corruption but to build a just and fair society, industrialized and modernized economy and highly developed human resources.
The JVP has also received many requests to build a common center where all could join without any party or other differences and considering this state the Central Committee of the JVP has decided to build a broad election front.
The JVP expects to proceed with the task of building the broad front soon after the provincial elections are held on the 29th.