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JVP faction preparing for uprising – minister

Nadira GUNATILLEKE – The split in the JVP poses a great danger to the country’s democracy. According to the information received by the government a faction is getting ready to launch another insurgency. Both factions are trying to be heroes among schoolchildren and undergraduates, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena told the ‘Daily News’ yesterday.

According to Minister Sirisena unrest in universities is not something new to Sri Lanka but the present situation is entirely different from all the past situations.

Both factions in the JVP are trying to be heroes among youth and that is why there are protests, marches etc taking place in the country. Both factions try to win the youth, he said.

Minister Sirisena pointed out that protests are conducted over irrelevant and unimportant ‘issues’ and those are not the real issues for the public. The main objective of these protests is misleading the youth. Youths cannot be blamed because they tend to be more active and sensitive to everything. That is their nature and a common trait of the youth. “The whole country especially parents, teachers and all should have a very good understanding about the current situation and protect youths from being misled by politically driven elements. Youths should be accurately managed and guided by adults. The whole country should be vigilant and aware of this efforts, Minister Sirisena added.

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