JVP Launches Election Manifesto: Renounces Armed Struggle

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna renounces armed struggle as a means of changing the world, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said at the launch of its election manifesto at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium this morning.
Speaking at the special national convention, Dissanayake said that JVP regrets the wrong steps it had taken in the past. Pointing out that the modern world is totally different from what it was decades ago, Dissanayake said that the battle today was among ideas. The JVP was ready for the battle of ideas, he also said.
Dissanayake said that the country needs a revolutionary change in its policies to develop crucial sectors such as the economy, the education sector and the health sector. The last ten years have seen a drastic decline in these sectors, he pointed out.
The JVP was carrying out the election campaign based on truth, justice and fairness Dissanayake said. The election manifesto is based on five main points including a People’s Government, high quality human resources, a modern and industrial country, a just society and an independent man.
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