Anura Kumara Drives A Major Strategy Change In JVP

February 05, 2014

With Anura Kumara Dissanayake becoming the leader of the party, JVP says it will integrate isolated protests and struggles into a common platform, and launch a comprehensive anti government movement in the future from one central point.

Speaking of the new change in the strategic direction party, JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told Asian Mirror that with the leadership change the party will operate with more vigour and more energy.

He also added that the party has already launched a comprehensive  strategic plan to position the JVP as the major alternative force in the Sri Lankan political sphere.

“People are rising against the government in isolation. We can see protests and satyagrahas in every nook and corner of the country. But they lack strategy and a broader vision against the government. The JVP, from this point on, will give strategic leadership to isolated struggles and will integrate them into one platform,” Herath said.

“We have no faith in the UNP. We only have faith in a mass people’s movement against the government. The UNP is entangled itself with internal problems. We are working towards forming a grand anti-government coalition in collaboration with civil movements and other organizations who have a real need to change this regime,” he added.

When asked about the involvement of the JVP former leader Somawansa Amarasinghe, Herath said the ex-JVP leader will remain in the Politburo of the party.

“There is no retirement. He will continue with his work as a Politburo member. Also, he will overlook international affairs of the party. The party will have his fullest contribution,” the Propaganda Secretary added.

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