Election Results Put A Damper On Govt's Plans: Handunneththi

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi has said that the UPFA government’s hopes of dominating political parties of the opposition were shattered after the Uva Provincial Council Election.

Speaking to a vernacular newspaper the JVP Parliamentarian said that the government was hoping to hold the presidential election soon after the Uva polls but the setback they received form Uva have left them shell-shocked.

“The aftermath of the Uva Provincial Council election was a nightmare for the UPFA government. Though they were able to win the election with a thin margin, the overall outcome of the election resulted in growing concerns within the ruling party”, Handunneththi said.

However, the JVP parliamentarian pointed out that there is a legal issue with President Mahinda Rajapaksa competing for a third time and said that it a violation of the Country’s constitutional rights. Handunneththi added that the current government has come under severe criticism from legal fraternity of the country.

Meanwhile, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake hinted that the JVP is aware of the ‘secret movements’ inside the government camp. He pointed out that a number of UPFA politicians purposely distanced themselves from the inauguration of a SLFP Headquarters in Barnes Place.

He added that the large number of ruling party members are dissatisfied with the leadership of the present government and the present state of affairs in the country

The JVP maintained that they have taken steps to ensure that the people of Sri Lanka get a proper understanding about the current situation of the country and that the JVP will continue ‘campaigning for democracy’.

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