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Govt. wonders whether JVP split a ruse

Is the ongoing simmering internal dispute in the JVP real or a clever ruse to attract those opposed to the Rajapaksa regime, but are disappointed with both the main Opposition party the UNP and the JVP? "State intelligence services are inquiring into various developments to thwart possible attempts to undermine political stability. We are also concerned about possible…

Island - Jan 14 11:37 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, SriLanka, JVP ]

Rebellion, Repression and the Struggle for Justice in Sri Lanka: The Lionel Bopage story

Intense debates, divisions and splits characterised and influenced the subsequent evolution of the radical youth movements which emerged during the 1960s. This book documents in considerable detail the nature of these debates within the JVP and gives a sense of the flavour of the times. Youth grappled with issues of enormous historical importance that also had…

GroundViews - Nov 28 11:12 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, JVP ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Sri Lanka: Lionel Bopage, former JVP general secretary, on new left party, Tamil rights and state repression

    Sri Lanka: Lionel Bopage, former JVP general secretary, on new left party, Tamil rights and state repression

    Worst was their statement that there has been no ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. With regard to the national question they joined hands with Sinhala chauvinist groups. Condemnation of terror by the JVP was one-sided. While condemning the terror campaigns conducted by the LTTE, they praised the terror campaigns conducted by the security forces as patriotic. The JVP…

    LINKS - Apr 17 12:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, JVP ]

  • SRI LANKA: New wave of student protests

    Buddhist student monks have joined thousands of other university students in a new wave of protests to hit Sri Lanka in recent weeks, forcing the temporary closure of at least two major universities this week and widespread disruption of classes. In the latest wave of unrest, students are among other things demanding the lifting of suspensions on the more than 100…

    University World News - Jan 12 10:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Protests, JVP ]

  • JVP presents 13-point plan for reconciliation

    The JVP on Saturday (Dec. 10) said that those held for their alleged involvement with the LTTE should have been tried before Tamil speaking judges. Launching a special political campaign in the Northern Province, the JVP lambasted the UPFA government for keeping LTTEsuspects in the dark as to what was going on in courts. At a media briefing in Vavuniya on Saturday,…

    Island - Dec 12 13:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, JVP, WarCrimes ]

  • MR has no mandate for federal solution: JVP

    The JVP yesterday stressed President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not get a mandate from the people to implement a federal solution but to safeguard the unitary status of the country. JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe also slammed India for what he described as ‘its invasive dictatorial foreign policy’ and urged the government to reveal the contents and outcome of talks…

    Daily Mirror - Jun 27 14:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, JVP ]

  • Protest in Jaffna barred

    Around 800 persons who were heading towards Jaffna along the A9 road to stage a protest against the disappearance of two JVP dissidents Lalith Kumar and Kugan Maruganathan, were blocked at Omanthai, Vavuniya today. The protest was organised by the Movement for People’s Struggle of the JVP dissidents together with a few other civil society organisations and…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 17 15:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna, JVP ]

  • Fears of JVP radicals having links with pro-Tiger groups

    Fears of JVP radicals having links with pro-Tiger groups

    Last Sunday, hours after 2012 had dawned; life was lazy in the streets of Colombo and suburbs. Traffic along the main highways, choking even during holidays, had trickled down to a few vehicles. Most shops remained closed. Revellers who danced their way into the New Year in crowded hotels seized the holiday to sleep it out. So did most of those who watched the New…

    Sunday Times - Jan 08 12:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, JVP ]

  • US delivers demarche: Refer LLRC report to UNHRC

    The United States has delivered a demarche to Sri Lanka that it wants the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) discussed at the 19th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March next year. A demarche is a formal diplomatic stand of one government's official position, views and wishes on a particular subject. It was…

    Sunday Times - Jul 30 22:09 GMT - more ...
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